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Houston, Kansas to meet in Fort Worth Bowl

FORT WORTH, Texas -- Houston and Kansas will meet in the
Fort Worth Bowl on Dec. 23, officials announced Sunday.

It will be the second time in three years that Kansas (6-5, 3-5 Big 12) has made a bowl appearance.

Houston (6-5, 4-4 Conference USA) is 0-2 against Kansas,
including a 20-13 loss in Lawrence, Kan., on September 23, 1995.

Kansas finished the regular season with a 24-21 overtime win
over Iowa State, while Houston ended its regular season beating
Rice 35-18.

"We could always feel like we could do better, but we have done
enough to get in a bowl game for the second time in three years,
which hasn't happened around here since 1980-81. To me, that's a
pretty good accomplishment," Houston coach Art Briles said. "I am
proud of our guys. I am proud of going into the bowl game with a
winning record."

The matchup is scheduled to be televised on ESPN.