Big 12: Johnny "Bo" Williams

Alexander Robinson keying ISU's attack again

September, 26, 2009

Posted by's Tim Griffin

It seemed like all spring and summer that Iowa State fans were trying to displace Alexander Robinson.

There was freshman Jeremiah Schwartz and Florida transfer Johnny "Bo" Williams.

And here we are four games into the season and Robinson has emerged as the Cyclones' top back and perhaps the most underrated player in the Big 12.

Robinson is gashing Army's defense in big chunks, averaging 7.4 yards per carry at this point of the game. He has already topped the 100-yard mark for the third-straight week.

His performance is making me believe that Paul Rhoads might be able to sneak his team into a bowl game this season. It means three victories in conference play, but if the Cyclones play like they have tonight and last week at Kent State, they have a shot.