Iowa State beats Kent State 34-14Sep 20, 2009 - 3:25 AM KENT, Ohio(AP) -- 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 7-3 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.
- NCAAF FINAL
1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
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IOWAST 17 10 7 0 34
KENTST 7 0 0 7 14 FINAL
1ST QUARTER: IOWA ST - FG, GRANT MAHONEY 21 YD, 3:04.
KENT ST - TD, DRI ARCHER 44 YD PASS FROM
SPENCER KEITH (FREDDY CORTEZ
KICK), 6:15. KENTST 7-3
IOWA ST - TD, JAKE WILLIAMS 22 YD
Sep 19 8:56 PM
KENTST 14 0:00 LEFT, 4TH QTR
Sep 19 8:56 PM
KENTST 14 6:43 LEFT, 4TH QTR
Iowa State 34, Kent State 14 4th - 6:43Sep 19 8:39 PM
KENTST 7 0:00 LEFT, 3RD QTR
Sep 19 8:17 PM
KENTST 7 10:10 LEFT, 3RD QTR
Iowa State 34, Kent State 7 3rd - 10:10Sep 19 7:52 PM
KENTST 7 0:00 LEFT, 2ND QTR
Sep 19 7:20 PM
KENTST 7 1:49 LEFT, 2ND QTR
Iowa State 27, Kent State 7 2nd - 1:49Sep 19 7:16 PM
KENTST 7 12:42 LEFT, 2ND QTR
Iowa State 24, Kent State 7 2nd - 12:42Sep 19 6:50 PM
KENTST 7 0:00 LEFT, 1ST QTR
Sep 19 6:40 PM
KENTST 7 2:52 LEFT, 1ST QTR
Iowa State 17, Kent State 7 1st - 2:52Sep 19 6:36 PM
KENTST 7 4:57 LEFT, 1ST QTR
Iowa State 10, Kent State 7 1st - 4:57Sep 19 6:29 PM
KENTST 7 8:45 LEFT, 1ST QTR
Iowa State 3, Kent State 7 1st - 8:45Sep 19 6:18 PM
KENTST 0 11:56 LEFT, 1ST QTR
Iowa State 3, Kent State 0 1st - 11:56Sep 19 6:08 PM
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