(0-1, 0-1 away)
(1-0, 1-0 home)
8:00 PM ET, September 3, 2009
Jack Trice Stadium, Ames, IA
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
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.