• Robinson squares off against Roby

    Penn State’s Allen Robinson might lead the Big Ten in receptions, but he said he feels like he has something to prove Saturday night at Ohio State.

    Robinson, the conference’s Receiver of the Year in 2012, will square off against the unbeaten Buckeyes and premier cornerback Bradley Roby.

    “He’s definitely one of the better cornerbacks in our league and in college football,” Robinson said Wednesday. “It’s definitely going to be a challenge. It’s something as a receiver that you kind of get excited to play for.”

    Robinson and Roby began the season with high expectations. While Robinson has prospered, Roby has struggled, according to Ohio State coach Urban Meyer.

    “I think he set a high standard (last year),” Meyer said. “He’s not playing at the same level as he did a year ago. At times he plays fantastic. When there’s a mistake at the corner position it’s glaring.”

    Roby, an Associated Press second-team All-American last year, was suspended from the Ohio State opener after being charged with misdemeanor battery following an August incident in Bloomington, Ind.

    He ranks fourth on the team with 32 tackles and has two interceptions and a blocked kick. Robinson has 43 catches for 705 yards and five touchdowns.

    “They’re hard-nosed corners,” Robinson said of Ohio State’s defensive backs. “They’re definitely an aggressive group. They’re one of the better secondaries we’ve played so far.”

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