Saturday, November 9, 2013
Robinson sets Penn State receiving record
By Josh Moyer
Allen Robinson moved to the top of the Penn State record books.
The junior wide receiver set the Nittany Lions' single-season receiving record in the fourth quarter of the Minnesota game on a 12-yard pass from Christian Hackenberg. He moved past Bobby Engram, who set the long-standing mark of 1,084 yards back in 1995.
Entering the game, Robinson needed just 42 yards to surpass the milestone. He finished the game with seven catches for 63 yards.
He now holds the school's single-season records for both receiving yards and receptions. He broke the receptions record (77) last season, and h'es on pace to break that again this season.
"I don't try to pay too much attention to it," Robinson said earlier this week, regarding the records. "But it's a good honor."
Heading into the Minnesota game, he averaged 10 catches and 149 yards in Big Ten games and was ranked fourth nationally with 1,043 yards. He's accounting for about 48 percent of the passing offense.
He'll still need one more season to catch up to Engram's record for career receiving yards (3,026), but he could choose to leave for the NFL. Robinson said that's something he'll discuss with the coaching staff once the season's over.