Why he’s good
It’s evident who Florida’s No. 1 receiving option is. Take one glance at the Gators’ stats through four games, and one name immediately stands out: Robinson, a sophomore. Robinson has been junior quarterback Jeff Driskel’s primary target, collecting 26 receptions for 383 yards and three touchdowns and averaging 95.8 yards per game. The next-highest reception total belongs to senior tight end Clay Burton with 13. In Florida’s overtime victory against Kentucky, Robinson had 15 catches for 216 yards and two TDs.
Sammie Coates and the Auburn passing game may have gotten the best of the LSU secondary last Saturday, but the Tigers’ pass defense still ranks second in the SEC, allowing 153.5 yards per game through the air. The Tigers secondary, most notably sophomore cornerbacks Tre’Davious White and Rashard Robinson, will be looking for redemption. Considering Robinson is clearly Florida’s top receiving option, he’ll likely be blanketed throughout the contest.
There’s something about second down that Robinson loves. He has eight receptions for 165 yards (an average of 20.6 yards) on second down.
Number to know
Robinson ranks third in the SEC in receptions per game with 6.5. His 95.8 receiving yards per game are second.
He said what?
“Yeah, it’s an interesting piece. I have never really succumbed to being that guy. So I will only ever be the guy that stands in the front of the room that’s trying to get it fixed. And I don’t worry about anything in the perimeter, and the perimeter and has over taken a lot of great coaches, but the point that I’m making is it will never overcome my approach.”
— LSU coach Les Miles on whether the pressure to win builds more when a program is struggling
By the numbers
7 Fumbles forced by Florida, tied for the most in the SEC.
26 Yards per reception for LSU sophomore receiver Travin Dural, which leads the SEC.
65 Penalty yards per game for Florida, most in the SEC. The Gators have 28 penalties in four games.