Scores

Final

Baylor 10

(3-3, 0-2 Big 12)

Iowa State 24

(4-3, 1-2 Big 12)

7:00 PM ET, October 17, 2009

Jack Trice Stadium, Ames, IA

1 2 3 4 T
BAY 3 0 0 710
ISU 0 14 10 024

Top Performers

Passing: A. Arnaud (ISU) - 166 YDS, 1 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: J. Tiller (ISU) - 10 CAR, 74 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: E. Smith (BAY) - 7 REC, 125 YDS

Iowa State snaps 11-game Big 12 skid with win over Baylor

Associated Press

AMES, Iowa -- Iowa State started the season by snapping a 10-game losing streak. The Cyclones then erased a 17-game road losing skid, and on Saturday night they rolled to their first Big 12 win since 2007.

Austen Arnaud threw for 166 yards and scored two touchdowns as Iowa State snapped an 11-game losing streak in Big 12 play by thumping Baylor 24-10 on Saturday.

Marquis Hamilton added nine catches for 97 yards for the Cyclones (4-3, 1-2), who picked up their first conference victory since downing Colorado two years ago.

Iowa State, which was never seriously threatened by the Bears, is two wins shy of bowl eligibility with five games left to play.

The Cyclones jumped out to a 14-3 halftime lead on a 1-yard TD run by Arnaud and a 4-yard touchdown pass from Arnaud to Derrick Catlett. Iowa State then blocked a punt midway through the third quarter, setting up a 20-yard touchdown run by Jerome Tiller to make it 24-3.

Iowa State was 12 of 18 on third-down conversions and had 454 yards of total offense.

Blake Szymanski threw for 223 yards but tossed three interceptions for the Bears (3-3, 0-2), who lost their 21st straight game in which they trailed at halftime. Baylor scored on a touchdown pass from Jerod Monk to Justin Akers with 9 seconds left. The Bears have scored just 17 points in two Big 12 games.

The second half opened with a bit of levity, as a small brown rabbit ran directly through Iowa State's kick coverage team before dashing through the end zone.

Until Akers' meaningless late score, that bunny was all the Cyclones let into their end zone.

The Bears gambled on the opening series of the second half by going for it on 4th-and-1 on their own 32-yard line, but Iowa State stuffed Szymanski on a keeper. Grant Mahoney's 45-yard field goal gave the Cyclones a 17-3 lead.

Arnaud was replaced by Tiller, his backup, on Iowa State's next series. Running back Alexander Robinson, who has been nursing a sore groin, left shortly thereafter as well, but the Cyclones didn't miss a beat.

Tiller ran 20 yards for his first career touchdown to put Iowa State ahead 24-3 with 7:59 left in the third quarter. Tiller was impressive in his first game with significant playing time, completing seven of eight passes for 48 yards and rushing for 74 yards on 10 carries.

Baylor's faint hopes for a comeback were dashed when Szymanski threw his second interception of the day to Fred Garrin on the final play of the third quarter.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
BAY
ISU
1st Downs1827
Total Yards364454
Passing275214
Rushing89240
Penalties8-8510-79
3rd Down Conversions5-1412-18
4th Down Conversions0-10-0
Turnovers31
Possession23:5636:04

Passing Leaders

BaylorC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Szymanski23/382235.903
Iowa StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Arnaud18/281665.911

Rushing Leaders

BaylorCARYDSAVGTDLG
Salubi10444.4011
Ganaway4358.8021
Iowa StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Robinson19834.4012
Tiller10747.4120

Receiving Leaders

BaylorRECYDSAVGTDLG
Smith712517.9054
Wright7415.9011
Iowa StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Hamilton99710.8015
Catlett55210.4119

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERBAYISU
FG02:47Ben Parks 38 Yd 30
SECOND QUARTERBAYISU
TD13:38Austen Arnaud 1 Yd Run (Grant Mahoney Kick) 37
TD09:01Derrick Catlett 4 Yd Pass From Austen Arnaud (Grant Mahoney Kick) 314
THIRD QUARTERBAYISU
FG12:30Grant Mahoney 45 Yd 317
TD07:59Jerome Tiller 20 Yd Run (Grant Mahoney Kick) 324
FOURTH QUARTERBAYISU
TD00:09Justin Akers 3 Yd Pass From Jerod Monk (Ben Parks Kick) 1024