Robinson Finds the End Zone on Punt Return

For the second year in a row, Stephone Robinson returned a punt for a touchdown against Kansas. Inside, Robinson talks about this year's jaunt.

Stephone Robinson took a punt in the fourth quarter 81 yards to the end zone. The run back put an exclamation point on a game where Colorado's special teams were outstanding, and made the difference in the game.

Colorado's special teams scored 16 points in the game (a safety, a Dominique Brooks fumble return for a touchdown on a blocked punt by Brendan Schaub and Robinson's punt return) to Kansas' 13 total points.

Here's what Robinson had to say afterwards:

Q: How much do you like playing against Kansas?
Stephone Robinson:
I like it a lot. My best friend goes to Kansas. I've been going to school with her since middle school. Every time I get a chance to play against them I get excited. I called her up and said we were going to beat them.

Q: What did you see on the punt return?
SR:
I don't like to fair catch. I looked up and my destroyers had done a good job of keeping my gunners off me, so I had a good lane. And then I just saw blocks getting set up, and I just kept running off blocks. I think Lionel Harris came right at the end and made a big block, and then I saw Lawrence Vickers on top of the punter. From there, it was just a foot race.

Q: You said earlier in the week you felt one coming. Was there anything that made you feel that way?
SR:
I don't know. Coach Barnett put a big challenge on the punt block/return team this week and said we haven't been playing up to our potential. We needed to go out and make something happen. And we went out and scored 16 points today. It was a respond to his challenge.

Q: Describe the feeling after running for that touchdown.
SR:
It's really exciting, and you're really tired. It was a great feeling, but that's what we're supposed to do.

Q: What are you going to tell your friend (at Kansas)?
SR:
I don't know. I think I'll let my actions speak.

Q: You got to get in on several plays at receiver. How did that feel out there?
SR:
I was a little nervous at first. But after the first play I shook it off and I was pretty comfortable out there. I think I'll be getting a lot more time there.