Scores

Final

North Dakota St 17

(0-1, 0-1 away)

Iowa State 34

(1-0, 1-0 home)

8:00 PM ET, September 3, 2009

Jack Trice Stadium, Ames, IA

1 2 3 4 T
NDSU 0 10 7 017
ISU 7 10 10 734

Top Performers

Passing: A. Arnaud (ISU) - 227 YDS, 2 TD

Rushing: P. Paschall (NDSU) - 21 CAR, 146 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: M. Hamilton (ISU) - 4 REC, 97 YDS, 2 TD

Arnaud throws two TDs to help Iowa State down North Dakota State 

Associated Press

AMES, Iowa -- Austen Arnaud threw for 227 yards and two touchdowns, both to Marquis Hamilton, and Iowa State beat North Dakota State 34-17 to make coach Paul Rhoads a winner in his debut.

Alexander Robinson added 83 yards rushing and a touchdown for the Cyclones (1-0), who snapped a 10-game losing streak.

North Dakota State (0-1) got as close as 24-17 midway through the third quarter before Iowa State pulled away.

Grant Mahoney hit a career-long 50-yard field goal and Arnaud found Hamilton for a 42-yard touchdown pass with 9:58 left to make it 34-17.

Pat Paschall rushed for a career-high 146 yards and a touchdown for North Dakota State, an FCS program that fell to 3-3 against FBS opponents since 2006.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
NDSU
ISU
1st Downs1626
Total Yards388442
Passing178238
Rushing210204
Penalties8-601-10
3rd Down Conversions5-146-12
4th Down Conversions0-00-0
Turnovers22
Possession33:1826:42

Passing Leaders

North Dakota StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Mertens15/271786.611
Iowa StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Arnaud16/282278.120

Rushing Leaders

North Dakota StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Paschall211467.0162
Sigers35317.7042
Iowa StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Robinson16835.2118
Arnaud17784.6112

Receiving Leaders

North Dakota StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Holloway46817.0019
Veldman34113.7115
Iowa StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Hamilton49724.3242
Reynolds6538.8018

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERNDSUISU
TD11:50Alexander Robinson 18 Yd Run (Grant Mahoney Kick) 07
SECOND QUARTERNDSUISU
TD14:23Austen Arnaud 5 Yd Run (Grant Mahoney Kick) 014
TD04:21Pat Paschall 1 Yd Run (Shawn Bibeau Kick) 714
FG02:06Grant Mahoney 38 Yd 717
FG00:46Shawn Bibeau 39 Yd 1017
THIRD QUARTERNDSUISU
TD08:31Marquis Hamilton 39 Yd Pass From Austen Arnaud (Grant Mahoney Kick) 1024
TD03:26Matt Veldman 15 Yd Pass From Nick Mertens (Shawn Bibeau Kick) 1724
FG01:27Grant Mahoney 50 Yd 1727
FOURTH QUARTERNDSUISU
TD09:58Marquis Hamilton 42 Yd Pass From Austen Arnaud (Grant Mahoney Kick) 1734