AUSTIN, Texas -- There was no post-Oklahoma letdown for Texas. Vince Young's nearly perfect game against Colorado made sure of that.
Young ran for three touchdowns, passed for two more, and No. 2 Texas avoided any chance of an upset by building an early lead and coasting to a 42-17 win over the No. 24 Buffaloes yesterday.
Off to their best start since an 11-0 regular season in 1983, the Longhorns had appeared ripe for a loss -- or at least a close game -- after their emotional win over Oklahoma a week earlier.
Instead, Texas (6-0, 3-0 Big 12) played its best half of the season to quickly put the game away.
Texas has won 13 in a row dating to the middle of last season, the second-longest winning streak in the nation behind USC's 28.
Young scored on runs of 1, 16, and 9 yards. He also threw a 35-yard TD pass to Limas Sweed that made it 35-3. Sweed and Young hooked up for another touchdown in the fourth.
Joel Klatt led Colorado (4-2, 2-1) with 189 yards passing and two touchdowns.
Young finished with 394 total yards with a career-high 336 passing. His 86.2 percent completion rate (25 of 29) set a Texas record.
''Vince's performance was the best today that I've ever seen him," said Texas coach Mack Brown.
Texas came in as the No. 2 rushing team in the nation but Young spread it around to seven receivers.
''Whatever it takes to win is all that matters to me," he said.