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Iowa RB Adam Robinson needs to affirm his status as one of nation's top backs against Penn State.
If not for his inspiring performance against Temple last week, Senior RB Evan Royster would get this spot.
Assuming he is back on track, true Freshman QB Robert Bolden is Joe Paterno's most important player this weekend against Iowa.
Bolden has been solid against inferior opponents this season, but was exposed in PSU's humbling loss at #1 Alabama, going 13-29 for 144 yards and throwing two picks.
If he can limit big mistakes, manage the game and make a big play or two (via his arms or legs), Royster and PSU's offensive line should keep the Nittany Lions close going into the game's final minutes.
Sophomore RB Adam Robinson is being touted as one of the country's best ball carriers. Look closer, though, and he has done most of his damage against far inferior competition.
In Iowa's week 3 loss at Arizona, Robinson managed only five yards on ten attempts.
Clearly, that won't get the job done against the Nittany Lions' stingy defense.
Robinson and his offensive line have to be on the same page Saturday, as QB Robert Stanzi, despite his stellar play this season, is not the type of player who can get the job done by himself.
As Robinson goes, so go the Hawkeyes, and if he plays well this weekend, Iowa should come out on top against PSU.