Geoff Bender threw two scoring passes in his first start of the season and senior tailback Anthony Barbour gained a career-high 189 yards on 25 carries as North Carolina State (5-2) routed Texas Tech (2-4) in Raleigh, N.C.
The Wolfpack rushed for 360 yards and finished with a season-high 544 yards of total offense.
"They picked our defense apart, and they made a lot of plays offensively," Texas Tech coach Spike Dykes said. "It was just an old country tail-kicking."
Bender _ who started in place of Terry Jordan, a senior from Tampa's Gaither High who is injured _ threw touchdown passes of 19 and 10 yards before he was knocked from the game in the third quarter. Bender, a sophomore, finished 13-of-22 for 169 yards.
The Wolfpack led 24-13 at halftime, then drove 90 yards in 10 plays on its second possession of the second half to put the game away.
Barbour capped the scoring with a 68-yard run with 10:53 left. Barbour, who had the fourth 100-yard game of his career, broke his previous rushing high of 171 set against Maryland last season.
Elsewhere in the ACC
Duke 45, East Carolina 14: Spence Fischer threw three touchdown passes and safety Sean Thomas returned an interception 84 yards for another score as Duke (2-3) ripped East Carolina (2-3) in Durham, N.C. ECU came in fourth in the nation in total offense and first in passing offense but trailed 28-0 at halftime. One of Fischer's touchdown passes went to tight end Dan Clark, a senior from Tampa's Jesuit High.