Longhorns set record with six first-half TDs

Updated: December 3, 2005, 3:24 PM ET
Associated Press

HOUSTON -- No. 2 Texas stayed well on the path toward the Rose Bowl on Saturday, taking a 42-3 halftime lead over Colorado and setting a record for most points in a half of the Big 12 title game.

Vince Young threw for 176 yards and three touchdowns and ran for another to move the Longhorns two quarters away from clinching a spot in the national title game.

Texas (11-0), which has now scored 40 or more points in 11 of 12 games this season, made it 14-0 after 11 minutes and kept piling on from there.

The previous record for points in a half of the Big 12 championship game was 37, by Nebraska against Texas A&M in 1997.

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