Scores

Final

Iowa State 34

(2-1, 1-0 away)

Kent State 14

(1-2, 1-1 home)

7:00 PM ET, September 19, 2009

Dix Stadium, Kent, OH

1 2 3 4 T
ISU 17 10 7 034
KENT 7 0 0 714

Top Performers

Passing: S. Keith (KENT) - 255 YDS, 2 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: A. Robinson (ISU) - 23 CAR, 143 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: J. Williams (ISU) - 4 REC, 51 YDS, 1 TD

Arnaud runs for two TDs, throws for another as Cyclones top Golden Flashes  

Associated Press

KENT, Ohio -- Austen Arnaud ran for two touchdowns and threw for another, helping Iowa State break its 17-game road losing streak in a 34-14 win over Kent State on Saturday night.

The victory was the Cyclones' first road win since defeating Texas A&M 42-14 in 2005.

Alexander Robinson scored on a 15-yard run in the third quarter, and rushed for 143 yards on 23 carries for the fifth 100-yard rushing game of his career.

Arnaud, who threw four interceptions and was benched in last week's loss to Iowa, was 13-for-21 for 144 yards. He also ran for 42 yards on nine carries.

Trailing in the first quarter, Iowa State (2-1) scored two touchdowns in a span of 2:02 to pull away from the Golden Flashes (1-2).

Kent State took its only lead when quarterback Spencer Keith, making his first collegiate start, hit running back Dri Archer down the left sideline for a 44-yard touchdown that put Kent State up 7-3 midway through the first quarter.

Iowa State took control of the game from there.

Arnaud threw a 22-yard scoring pass to Jake Williams at the 4:57 mark of the first quarter and then ran 9 yards for another score with 2:52 left. He scored on a 3-yard run early in the second quarter. Mahoney added a 37-yard field goal late in the quarter.

Iowa State scored on a nine-play, 81-yard drive on its first possession of the second half, capped by Robinson's run.

Kent State was playing without star running back Eugene Jarvis, who suffered a lacerated kidney last week against Boston College and will miss the rest of the season.

Keith, a freshman, started in place of Giorgio Morgan, who has a sprained left ankle.

Keith threw an 8-yard touchdown pass to Derek McBryde in the fourth quarter.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
ISU
KENT
1st Downs1615
Total Yards404302
Passing170255
Rushing23447
Penalties8-858-69
3rd Down Conversions6-161-12
4th Down Conversions0-00-0
Turnovers45
Possession28:5531:05

Passing Leaders

Iowa StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Arnaud13/211446.910
Kent StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Keith21/322558.021

Rushing Leaders

Iowa StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Robinson231436.2126
Arnaud9424.7213
Kent StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Flowers21452.1011
Archer6203.3012

Receiving Leaders

Iowa StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Williams45112.8122
Hamilton44210.5014
Kent StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Archer25025.0144
Bowman34615.3033

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERISUKENT
FG11:56Grant Mahoney 20 Yd 30
TD08:45Dri Archer 44 Yd Pass From Spencer Keith (Freddy Cortez Kick) 37
TD04:57Jake Williams 22 Yd Pass From Austen Arnaud (Grant Mahoney Kick) 107
TD02:52Austen Arnaud 9 Yd Run (Grant Mahoney Kick) 177
SECOND QUARTERISUKENT
TD12:42Austen Arnaud 3 Yd Run (Grant Mahoney Kick) 247
FG01:49Grant Mahoney 37 Yd 277
THIRD QUARTERISUKENT
TD10:10Alexander Robinson 15 Yd Run (Grant Mahoney Kick) 347
FOURTH QUARTERISUKENT
TD06:43Derek McBryde 8 Yd Pass From Spencer Keith (Freddy Cortez Kick) 3414