KU Leads, 14-10, After First Half in Fort Worth

Dec. 23, 2005


Junior Brian Murph put Kansas on the board early when he returned a Houston punt 85 yards for a touchdown. The punt return for a touchdown was the first of Murph’s career and KU’s longest of the season. Sophomore Scott Webb kicked the extra point to give the Jayhawks a 7-0 lead 10:26 into the game.<?xml:namespace prefix=”o” ns=”urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office”?>

Houston scored its first points of the game in the second quarter (14:22) when freshman Ben Bell kicked a 32-yard field goal. Kansas answered on the ensuing possession with a five-play, 60-yard drive that resulted in a 13-yard shovel pass from senior Jason Swanson to junior Jon Cornish for a touchdown. Webb converted on the extra point to give KU a 14-3 lead.

The Cougars capped a 42-yard, seven-play drive with a touchdown when junior Kevin Kolb scored on a one-yard keeper with just 57 seconds remaining in the half. Bell’s extra point brought UH within four, as KU headed into the break leading 14-10.