Brian Murph of Kansas scored the first points of the game on an 85 yard touchdown return of a punt to give Kansas an early 7-0 lead. Houston's Ben Bell answered in the second quarter with a 32 yard field goal making it 7-3. Kansas quarterback Jason Swanson fired a 13 yard touchdown pass to Jon Cornish making it 14-3 Kansas. With 57 seconds left in the first half, Houston quarterback Kevin Kolb scored on a 1 yard touchdown run bringing it to 14-10 at halftime.
In the third quarter, Jason Swanson again found Jon Cornish for a 30 yard touchdown pass, increasing Kansas's lead to 21-10. T.J. Lawrence of Houston kicked a 44 yard field goal for Houston to make it 21-13. Jason Swanson later threw a 32 yard touchdown pass to Mark Simmons, giving Kansas a 28-13 lead.
In the fourth quarter, defensive end Charlton Keith intercepted a Houston pass and returned it 14 yards for a touchdown, making it 35-13. Jason Swanson's 48 yard touchdown pass to Brian Murph capped the scoring at 42-13 Kansas.