Oct. 8, 2005
By DAN LEWERENZ
Associated Press Writer
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) - Robert Henson returned a fumble 22 yards for a touchdown and TCU took advantage of a number of short-yardage situations in a 28-14 victory over Wyoming on Saturday.
Wyoming (4-2, 2-1) turned the ball over seven times - all by Corey Bramlet, who threw four interceptions and fumbled three times.
Brian Bonner intercepted Bramlet on just the third play of the game, giving the Horned Frogs (5-1, 3-0) the ball on the Cowboys 19-yard line and setting up Robert Merrill's 1-yard touchdown run. Chris Manfredini's kick was wide right, making it 6-0 with 11:26 left in the first quarter.
A short Wyoming punt gave TCU another short field, giving Manfredini a 32-yard field goal late in the first quarter. Three plays later, Quincy Butler intercepted Bramlet, setting up a 34-yard Manfredini field goal that made it 12-0 early in the second quarter.
Jovon Bouknight pulled the Cowboys within 12-7 on a 31-yard touchdown pass from Bramlet midway through the second quarter.
But Corey Rogers' 17-yard punt return gave TCU another short field, setting up Jeff Ballard's 13-yard touchdown pass to Aaron Brown for a 19-7 lead with 1:42 left in the half. Henson's touchdown came just 39 seconds later, but Manfredini missed the kick again, making it 25-7. Peter LoCoco kicked a 52-yard field goal as time expired to make it 28-7 at halftime.
Bouknight's second touchdown catch, a 11-yarder late in the third quarter, pulled Wyoming within 28-14. But three drives into TCU territory in the fourth quarter ended in Bramlet turnovers.
With a 16-yard catch in the first quarter, Bouknight moved past Marcus Harris into first place on Wyoming's career all-purpose yards list. Bouknight extended his NCAA-leading streak to 42 consecutive games with at least one catch, finishing with 11 catches - a career high - for 157 yards and two touchdowns and giving him 4,861 all-purpose yards for his career.