AMES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State senior defensive back De'Monte Ruth has been suspended for Saturday's opener against South Dakota State after being arrested on Thursday night.

The Cyclones say Ruth was stopped for a traffic violation and arrested for driving with a suspended license.

Ruth was listed as a starter against the Jackrabbits. He made 29 tackles and had three pass breakups in 2017.

Coach Matt Campbell, in announcing Ruth's suspension, says that the Cyclones "have a higher standard of excellence in our program and we ask our players to put the team before their actions."