Rhoads Remembers: 2009 Insight Bowl
TEMPE, Ariz. - Iowa State made it count when it mattered. After suffering four turnovers, the resilient Cyclones forced a key turnover of their own late in the game to stop a Minnesota rally and claim the 2009 Insight Bowl Thursday night, 14-13 at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Ariz.
The Cyclones received a stellar effort from running back Alexander Robinson, who rambled for 137 yards, his sixth 100-yard game of the season, to help control the game. Robinson, who earned Insight Bowl Offensive Player of the Game honors, was aided by a career-high 83 yards receiving from Jake Williams, as the Cyclones improve to 7-6 on the season and 3-7 all-time in bowl games.
First-year head coach Paul Rhoads became the first Cyclone skipper to record a winning mark in his initial season since George Veenker went 5-3 in 1931. It was the first Cyclone victory over Minnesota since 1898.
Cyclones.tv subscribers can click the link at the right to re-live the first video in this "Rhoads Remembers" series, featuring commentary by head coach Paul Rhoads and Cyclones.tv's own John Walters.
We'll have four more "Rhoads Remembers," clips, featuring great wins of the Rhoads era between now at the start of the 2013 football season, so stay tuned!
Other "Rhoads Remembers" Features on Cyclones.tv
- 2009 vs. Nebraska