NCAA Game Summary - Colorado at Texas |
(Saturday, October 15th)
Final Score: (2) Texas 42, (24) Colorado 17
Austin, TX (Sports Network) - Vince Young ran for three touchdowns and threw
for two more, as the second-ranked Texas Longhorns routed 24th-ranked Colorado
42-17 at Texas Memorial Stadium.
Young completed 25-of-29 passes for 336 with no interceptions. He also ran 10
times for 58 yards for Texas (6-0, 3-0 Big 12), which extended its winning
streak to 13 games.
"I think they know that he (Young) is a true leader and a great competitor and
they understand how tough Vince is," said Texas head coach Mack Brown. "Your
quarterback is your leader, whether he wants to be or not and Vince does love
it. He likes that role of leading the football team."
Both of Young's TD throws were to Limas Sweed, who caught seven balls for 88
yards, as the Longhorns have also won 13 in a row at home.
Joe Klatt finished 19-of-39 for 190 yards with two touchdowns and an
interception for Colorado (4-2, 2-1), which had a two-game winning streak
halted. Evan Judge and Joe Klopfenstein each caught touchdown passes in the
loss, the Buffaloes' fourth in five matchups against Texas.
Texas leaned on the legs and arm of their signal-caller to sprint out to a
Young capped a 16-play, 90-yard drive with a 1-yard TD run with 5:45
remaining in the first quarter. He then took it in from 16 yards out on the
Longhorns' next possession to go up 14-0 after one quarter of play.
Aaron Ross intercepted Klatt early in the second quarter and returned it to
the Texas 24 to set up the next scoring drive. Young hit Billy Pittman for a
63-yard pass completion, and Selvin Young took it in from five yards out three
Vince Young added an eight-yard scamper with 6:04 remaining in the quarter to
put Texas up by four TDs.
"Texas out played us today," said Colorado head coach Gary Barnett. "When they
threw the ball we were short on coverage. We did not block them and they
blocked us. They made great plays and Vince made great throws."
Colorado got on the board on their next possession with a 48-yard Mason Crosby
field goal after the drive stalled at the Texas 31.
The 5-5, 233-pound Texas signal-caller went right back to work, though,
orchestrating a five-play, 72-yard drive that he finished off with a 35-yard
touchdown pass to Sweed.
Colorado got the ball back with 1:29 left in the half and Klatt quickly moved
the Buffaloes down the field. Facing a second-and-goal at the eight yard line
with just five ticks remaining, Klatt found Judge for the TD completion
to make it 35-10 at the half.
Young hooked up with Sweed again for a 13-yard touchdown with 14:06 remaining
in the contest to push the lead back to 32 points.
Colorado took over on the Texas five yard line after a fumble recovery and a
Longhorns personal foul later in the quarter. On fourth-and-goal, Klatt found
Klopfenstein for a four-yard TD to complete the scoring.
Texas is off to its best start since 1983, when it went 11-0...The Longhorns
are 8-7 against Colorado, and now hold the all-time series lead over every Big
12 school...Texas' winning streak is the third best in the program's history.
10/15 22:59:23 ET