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Final

Kansas State 20

(5-4, 3-3 Big 12)

Iowa State 31

(2-8, 1-5 Big 12)

12:30 PM ET, November 3, 2007

Jack Trice Stadium, AMES, IA

1 2 3 4 T
KSU 0 10 10 020
ISU 14 7 7 331

Top Performers

Passing: J. Freeman (KSU) - 347 YDS, 1 TD, 2 INT

Rushing: A. Robinson (ISU) - 25 CAR, 61 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: J. Nelson (KSU) - 14 REC, 214 YDS, 1 TD

Iowa St. 31, Kansas St. 20

Associated Press

AMES, Iowa (AP) -- Chris Singleton made two key interceptions, Alexander Robinson ran for two touchdowns and Iowa State stunned Kansas State 31-20 Saturday to snap a six-game losing streak.

Austen Arnaud, a freshman seeing his first dose of significant playing time, was 5-of-7 passing for 130 yards to lead the Cyclones (2-8, 1-5 Big 12), who had lost their first five conference games by an average of 23 points.

Arnaud shared time with Bret Meyer, who was 12-for-19 for 98 yards. Meyer also had a touchdown pass and an interception.

Down 11 with 4:15 left, Kansas State (5-4, 3-3) went for it on fourth-and-1 at the Iowa State 1. Quarterback Josh Freeman tried to leap over the pile, but was stood up by the Cyclones.

Kansas State made a stop and quickly got the ball back to the Iowa State 28, but Daniel Gonzalez let a Freeman pass slip through his hands. Singleton picked it off to seal coach Gene Chizik's first Big 12 win.

Jordy Nelson had 14 receptions for 214 yards and a touchdown for Kansas State. Freeman was 28-of-44 passing for 347 yards and a touchdown, but was done in by two costly interceptions.

With the Wildcats trailing 21-10 midway through the third quarter, Freeman tried to force a pass to Jerod Mastrud. Linebacker Alvin Bowen tipped the ball before Singleton hauled it in and ran 21 yards for the score.

Brooks Rossman connected on a 35-yard field goal, and James Johnson's 5-yard TD run brought Kansas State within eight late in the third quarter. Kansas State had a drive stall at the Iowa State 28 with 12:10 left, and Rossman missed from 45 yards out.

Arnaud then found Todd Blythe for a 51-yard reception, setting up a 25-yard field goal by Bret Culbertson that put Iowa State ahead 31-20 with 8:12 to go.

Iowa State scored touchdowns on three of its first four possessions.

Robinson, who had 25 carries for 61 yards, finished off a 90-yard drive in the first quarter with a 3-yard run to give the Cyclones a 14-0 lead. His 2-yard plunge in the second made it 21-3.

Facing an 18-point deficit, by far its largest of the season, Kansas State rallied just before halftime. Freeman found Nelson for a 13-yard TD pass with 2:42 left.

Johnson led Kansas State with 95 yards rushing, but he fumbled away the opening kickoff. The Cyclones jumped ahead 7-0 on a 1-yard TD catch by Derrick Catlett.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
KSU
ISU
1st Downs2214
Total Yards425348
Passing347228
Rushing78120
Penalties5-405-47
3rd Down Conversions7-167-16
4th Down Conversions1-20-0
Turnovers31
Possession26:1833:42

Passing Leaders

Kansas StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Freeman28/443477.912
Iowa StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Arnaud5/713018.600

Rushing Leaders

Kansas StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Johnson14956.8117
Patton6233.8016
Iowa StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Robinson25612.429
Meyer7415.9014

Receiving Leaders

Kansas StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Nelson1319414.9158
Murphy55611.2012
Iowa StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Blythe29145.5051
Robinson57515.0035

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERKSUISU
TD11:08Derrick Catlett 1 Yd Pass From Bret Meyer (Bret Culbertson Kick)
Drive: 7 plays, 32 yds, 3:52
07
TD00:41Alexander Robinson 3 Yd Run (Bret Culbertson Kick)
Drive: 8 plays, 90 yds, 4:27
014
SECOND QUARTERKSUISU
FG12:41Brooks Rossman 28 Yd
Drive: 7 plays, 67 yds, 3:00
314
TD07:59Alexander Robinson 2 Yd Run (Bret Culbertson Kick)
Drive: 10 plays, 68 yds, 4:42
321
TD02:42Jordy Nelson 13 Yd Pass From Josh Freeman (Brooks Rossman Kick)
Drive: 11 plays, 69 yds, 5:17
1021
THIRD QUARTERKSUISU
TD06:28Chris Singleton 21 Yd Interception Return (Bret Culbertson Kick) 1028
FG05:08Brooks Rossman 35 Yd
Drive: 8 plays, 59 yds, 1:20
1328
TD01:34James Johnson 5 Yd Run (Brooks Rossman Kick)
Drive: 4 plays, 18 yds, 1:46
2028
FOURTH QUARTERKSUISU
FG08:12Bret Culbertson 25 Yd
Drive: 8 plays, 64 yds, 3:58
2031