Our series taking a team-by-team look at the marquee nonconference faces the future American Athletic Conference will see in the fall continues today with UCF.
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Offensive opponent to watch: Allen Robinson, WR, Penn State
It's OK if you have never heard of Robinson. His name never comes up in discussion when it comes to some of the top receivers in the country but his performance in 2012 is certainly worthy of inclusion. Robinson set the team's single-season record with 77 receptions for 1,013 yards and 11 touchdowns, leading the Big Ten in all three categories. In fact, he was the only receiver in the Big Ten to hit 1,000 yards receiving on the season. It's no surprise, then, that he was named the Big Ten's Richter-Howard Receiver of the Year and ranked No. 11 in the ESPN.com Big Ten's Top 25 postseason player countdown. Penn State will have a new starter at quarterback, so it will be interesting to see how Robinson adjusts.
Defensive opponent to watch: South Carolina DE Jadeveon Clowney
Most of America is aware of Mr. Clowney, but in case you have been living outside the country for the past six months, click here. Not sure that Storm Johnson is going to be watching that clip all too often leading up to the game. Clowney is the No. 1 defensive player in the country, and many believe he will be the No. 1 player taken in the NFL draft next April. Simply put, he is a freak of nature at 6-foot-6 and 274 pounds. In two seasons, Clowney ranks fifth in school history with 21 sacks (the record is 29) and tied for second with 35.5 tackles for loss (the record is 54.5). This will be the toughest matchup the Knights' offensive line will have all season.