AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Vince Young became Texas' career total offense leader with 281 yards passing and a career-high four touchdown tosses Saturday as No. 2 Texas romped past Kansas 66-14 to clinch the Big 12 South Division title.
Young hit scoring passes of 45 yards and 64 yards to Limas Sweed and Quan Cosby , and Aaron Ross returned a punt 71 yards for a TD as Texas built a 52-0 lead by halftime, tying the school record for most points in a half.
Texas (10-0, 7-0) ran its winning streak to 17 games and earned its first berth in the Big 12 championship game since 2001, although Longhorns fans are thinking well beyond what could be their first conference title since 1996.
Television cameras showed several fans waving red roses and those who stayed until the end chanted ''Rose Bowl!'' and ''Heisman!'' as Young and the players left the field after their final home game of the season.
Young's 8,269 total career yards breaks the school record of 8,059 set by Major Applewhite (1998-2001). Young passed for 264 yards and all four TDs in the first half. He left the game with five minutes left in the third quarter.
Texas scored at least 50 points for the sixth time this season and had outscored opponents 152-0 over eight quarters before Kansas (5-5, 2-5) scored on the first possession of the third quarter on Jon Cornish 's 59-yard run.
It was a far cry from last year's matchup, when Young's late-game heroics pulled out a Texas win and the Big 12 fined Jayhawks coach Mark Mangino $5,000 for his public complaints about the officiating.
Young brought up those comments again last week, telling reporters and his teammates he thought Mangino had ''disrespected'' the Longhorns.
This one was every bit as ugly as the score would suggest: The Longhorns held the Jayhawks to one first down in the first half and rolled up 618 total yards, 336 on the ground against the nation's toughest run defense.
That defense forced two Texas punts before the Longhorns unleashed an avalanche of points.
Ramonce Taylor ran twice for 20 yards before Young hit Sweed on a deep route over the middle. The 6-foot-5 receiver jumped over 5-11 cornerback Theo Baines in the end zone for the touchdown.
Kansas' Greg Heaggins fumbled the ensuing kickoff and Texas recovered at the Jayhawks' 10. Texas' second TD in 13 seconds made it 14-0 when Jamaal Charles then weaved his way through four tacklers to reach the goal line on the next play.
Young hit Cosby on another deep route for a 21-0 lead. A Kansas defensive back grabbed Cosby's jersey to keep him from getting to the ball, but Cosby fought through the hold to grab the pass and streak to the end zone.
Texas then forced a punt and Ross took the return straight up the middle of the field and dodged two tacklers for his second scoring return of the year.
By the time Texas led 28-0 in the first quarter, the Longhorns has as many touchdowns (four) as first downs. And the scoring was just getting started.
Taylor scored on an 8-yard run in which he started left, turned around and reversed field before ducking under two tacklers at the goal line. Young's third TD pass, 29 yards to tight end David Thomas , made it 42-0. It was his eighth straight completion after misfiring on his first three passes.
Young's fourth scoring pass came when he rolled to his right on a bootleg before hitting freshman tight end Peter Ullman in the end zone. David Pino 's 35-yard field goal pushed the Longhorns over 50 points for third time in four games.