LUBBOCK, Texas, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- Kliff Kingsbury threw for 409 yards and four touchdowns Saturday night as Texas Tech was dominant in a 38-19 victory over No. 21 Kansas State, which has lost three in a row for the first time in nearly a decade.
Kingsbury completed 32 of 47 passes and threw a touchdown in each of the first three quarters to overwhelm the Wildcats' defense.
The junior quarterback moved into second place on the Red Raiders' all-time completions list with 547, leaving him just one shy of the school's all-time mark.
His second career 400-yard game tied Robert Hall's Texas Tech record and his sixth 300-yard game matched another school standard, also held by Hall.
Robert Treece snapped a 7-7 tie with a 26-yard field goal 1:14 into the second quarter and Kingsbury connected with Wes Walker on a 60-yard touchdown pass with 1:12 remaining in the first half to make it 17-7.
Anton Paige caught a 12-yard touchdown pass from Kingsbury midway through the third quarter before Kansas State closed to 24-13 on Josh Scobey's 26-yard run with 2:26 left in the third.
But Carlos Francis returned a fumble 34 yards for a touchdown to give the Red Raiders (3-1, 1-2 Big 12) a 31-13 cushion 16 seconds into the final period.
Marc Dunn had a four-yard scoring run for the Wildcats before Texas Tech's Ricky Williams capped the scoring with a 23-yard touchdown run with 1:23 to go.
Williams rushed 12 times for 63 yards as the Red Raiders piled up 475 yards of total offense, but just 66 on the ground.
Kansas State (2-3, 0-3) has lost three straight for the first time since Oct. 10-31, 1992 and also had a three-game winning streak against Texas Tech snapped.
Scobey rushed for 111 yards on 21 carries as the Wildcats gained 146 yards on the ground. But Kansas State struggled in the passing game as Marc Dunn completed just 16 of 40 passes for 197 yards and a touchdown. He also threw an interception and was sacked five times.
Aaron Lockett was held to five catches for 30 yards, but moved into second place on Kansas State's all-time receiving list with 128. He also ran for 27 yards on eight carries.