Boxscore
Iowa State 27, Northern Illinois 10
Thursday, September 2, 2010 8:00 PM
Location - Jack Trice Stadium
Attendance - 43116

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Northern Illinois 0 0 3 7 10
Iowa State 7 10 0 10 27

Recap

Iowa State built a 17-0 lead in the first half and held on for an opening 27-10 win over visiting Northern Illinois Thursday in Ames, Iowa.

Cyclones running back Alexander Robinson ran for 97 yards and two touchdowns. His 63-yard burst up the middle put Iowa State up 14-0 early in the second quarter.

Grant Mahoney's 41-yard field goal gave Iowa State a 17-0 lead at the half.

Northern Illinois, behind starting quarterback DeMarcus Grady, crept back into the game in the second half. Grady, who found out he'd be starting a few hours before kickoff, scored on a one-yard run midway through the fourth quarter to cut Iowa State's lead to 17-10.

But the Cyclones responded with a nine-play, 73-yard drive. Robinson scored from five yards out to make it 24-10 with five minutes to play. Mahoney tacked on his second field goal of the night to finish the scoring.

Iowa State quarterback Austen Armond completed 27 of 36 pass attempts for 265 yards and two interceptions. Armond also rushed for 45 yards, including a short touchdown run in the first quarter.

Grady completed 14 of 29 attempts for 93 yards and three interceptions.
SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 2:27
Iowa State   TD  Iowa State 7 - Northern Illinois 0
2nd Quarter - 14:43
Iowa State   TD  Iowa State 14 - Northern Illinois 0
2nd Quarter - 8:33
Iowa State   FG  Iowa State 17 - Northern Illinois 0
3rd Quarter - 9:53
Northern Illinois   FG  Iowa State 17 - Northern Illinois 3
4th Quarter - 8:51
Northern Illinois   TD  Iowa State 17 - Northern Illinois 10
4th Quarter - 5:05
Iowa State   TD  Iowa State 24 - Northern Illinois 10
4th Quarter - 2:37
Iowa State   FG  Iowa State 27 - Northern Illinois 10
TEAMS

Team Records

  Northern Illinois Iowa State
W/L 0 - 1 - 0 1 - 0 - 0
Conference 0 - 0 - 0 0 - 0 - 0

Team Stats

  Northern Illinois Iowa State
Score 10 27
First Downs 14 25
3rd Down Efficiency 3-for-13
23%
6-for-13
46%
4th Down Efficiency 2-for-2
100%
2-for-2
100%
Total Yards 249 410
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 36-156 34-145
Average/Rush 4.3 4.3
Passing
Comp-Att 14-29 27-36
Passing Yards 93 265
Average/Pass Play 3.1 7.2
Penalties-Yards 4-51 5-60
Fumbles-Lost 1-0 1-1
Interceptions Thrown 3 2
Time of Possession 28:15 31:45

PLAYER STATS

Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
D. Grady 14/29 93 0 3
Iowa State (1 - 0)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
A. Arnaud 27/36 265 0 2
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
C. Spann 17 80 4.7 0
D. Grady 14 54 3.9 1
J. Hopkins 5 22 4.4 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
A. Robinson 19 97 5.1 2
A. Arnaud 14 45 3.2 1
J. Woody 1 3 3.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
W. Clark 2 35 17.5 0
M. Moore 4 21 5.2 0
C. Spann 3 14 4.7 0
N. Palmer 2 13 6.5 0
J. Hopkins 1 6 6.0 0
J. Marks 1 4 4.0 0
L. Cox 1 0 0.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
C. Franklin 5 75 15.0 0
D. Darks 6 52 8.7 0
S. Johnson 4 32 8.0 0
A. Robinson 4 32 8.0 0
J. Williams 3 28 9.3 0
J. Lenz 2 25 12.5 0
D. Reynolds 2 12 6.0 0
S. Johnson 1 9 9.0 0
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