2005 Fort Worth Bowl

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2005 Fort Worth Bowl
1 2 3 4 Total
Kansas 7 7 14 14 42
Houston 0 10 3 0 13
Date December 23, 2005
Season 2005
Stadium Amon G. Carter Stadium
Location Fort Worth, Texas
Favorite Kansas by 3
Payout US$750,000[1]
United States TV coverage
Network ESPN
Announcers Gary Thorne (play-by-play)
Fort Worth Bowl
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The 2005 edition to the Fort Worth Bowl (known henceforth as the "Armed Forces Bowl"), the third edition, featured the Kansas Jayhawks, and the Houston Cougars.

Game summary[edit]

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.

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