Penn State Football

Lions in the League: Allen Robinson impresses again, Nate Stupar contributes to pick-six in Week 5

Anyone in the Penn State football community remembers wide receiver Allen Robinson for his ridiculous catches and record-setting performances.

Now, anyone with knowledge of the NFL knows Robinson for his ridiculous catches and record-setting performances.

Funny how that works.

What’s been no joke, though, is Robinson’s unrelenting knack for making plays. He had a promising rookie season last year, started 2015 as a fantasy football sleeper, proved his worth through the first few games, and, yet again, reaffirmed this weekend why so many have tabbed him as one of the league’s future stars.

His stat line against Tampa Bay on Sunday: seven catches on nine targets, 72 yards and two touchdowns. It was Robinson’s second two-touchdown game of the season.

Something tells me he’s going to have a few more of those.

Robinson was obviously impressive at Penn State, setting single-season records for receptions (97) and yards (1,432) in 2013. He finished second in program history in receptions (177) and third in yards (2,479).

While his success has been somewhat surprising — he plays on the Jaguars, after all — it really hasn’t been. Bottom line, Robinson is going to terrorize secondaries in the NFL for a long time.

How does that make you feel, random Jacksonville fan?

Unlike Robinson’s eye-popping numbers, what won’t show up in box scores was Nate Stupar’s critical rush at the end of this weekend’s Atlanta Falcons win.

If you missed it, the Falcons won on a walk-off pick-six in overtime. Stupar wasn’t the one doing the picking and sixing, but the linebacker did help make it happen.

Check out his edge blitz, forcing Washington quarterback Kirk Cousins to get rid of the ball quickly. The receiver wasn’t ready, but cornerback Robert Alford was. So this happened.

In other Penn State-NFL news, Chicago kicker Robbie Gould set a franchise record for points scored, while fellow Bears teammate and rookie safety Adrian Amos has allowed just three catches over five games.

Also, Cowboys defensive end Jack Crawford sacked Tom Brady, 49ers linebacker NaVorro Bowman tallied 15 tackles, and Cowboys ‘backer Sean Lee returned to action after being sidelined with a concussion.

But what might get lost in a busy week for former Penn Staters was this absolute thing of beauty.