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Highlights: Iowa State football gets in the win column against Akron

Iowa State Cyclones wide receiver Hakeem Butler scores a touchdown against the Akron Zips at Jack Trice Stadium in Ames on Saturday. (Reese Strickland/USA TODAY Sports)
Iowa State Cyclones wide receiver Hakeem Butler scores a touchdown against the Akron Zips at Jack Trice Stadium in Ames on Saturday. (Reese Strickland/USA TODAY Sports)

The Iowa State Cyclones picked up their first win of the 2018 football season Saturday at Jack Trice Stadium.

Connor Assalley kicked four field goals and Iowa State beat Akron, 26-13, to improve to 1-2.

Assalley converted from 27 yards in the second quarter to give the Cyclones the lead, then added the final nine points of the game in the fourth to seal the win.

Zeb Noland completed 26 of 34 passes for 233 yards and a touchdown in his second start of the season. David Montgomery rushed for 107 yards and a TD on 23 attempts.

Iowa State held the Zips to 244 total yards, including 91 on the ground (2.9 per attempt).

The Cyclones return to Big 12 play next Saturday at No. 17 TCU at 6 p.m..

Scoring summary

AKRON — Andre Williams 26 pass from Kato Nelson; Nick Gasser kick (7-0, 6:23 1st)

ISU — Hakeem Butler 24 pass from Zeb Noland; Connor Assalley kick (7-7, 3:36 1st)

ISU — Assalley 27 field goal (10-7, 10:45 2nd)

AKRON — Gasser 45 field goal (10-10, 5:21 2nd)

ISU — David Montgomery 1 run; Assalley kick (17-10, 0:30 2nd)

AKRON — Gasser 49 field goal (17-13, 7:59 3rd)

ISU — Assalley 29 field goal (20-13, 14:56 4th)

ISU — Assalley 33 field goal (23-13, 9:50 4th)

ISU — Assalley 37 field goal (26-13, 0:30 4th)

Postgame coverage

Iowa State 26, Akron 13: Cyclones victorious despite mistakes

Iowa State notes: Hakeem Butler continues to prove his worth

Iowa State fans wear yellow to honor Celia Barquin Arozamena

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