However, he bounced back nicely, showing poise and comfort along with the ability to toss the long ball, hitting true freshmen Justin King and Derrick Williams on consecutive attempts. King pulled in a 59-yard rocket for a touchdown while Williams roped in a 41-yard toss, taking it to the Bearcats' 6-yard line.
Redshirt freshman Deon Butler also got in the action, pulling in a 27-yard toss initially and then grabbing a 45-yard, fourth-quarter touchdown.
Robinson ended up with 220 yards passing, 62 yards rushing, and three passing and one rushing touchdown, with one interception.
The ground game ended up with 148 yards, with Robinson (62 yards) and Tony Hunt (44 yards) leading the charge. Austin Scott saw some action as well, scoring on a short touchdown run and rolling up 32 yards on 10 carries.
The defense continued to play its "bend-but-don't-break approach," surrendering 329 yards through the air. Although Penn State's front four applied consistent pocket pressure and managed to flush Dustin Grutza early and often, he showed impressive poise, making plays out of breakdown situations.
The key to the defense's success was its shutdown of the Cincinnati running game, allowing only 31 yards on the ground.
Anthony Morelli stepped in for a time the fourth quarter, assembling a nice 52-yard drive, going 4-5 through the air (80 percent), for 25 yards and scoring the final touchdown on the ground.
Penn State is now 2-0 as it prepares for its final non-conference game of the 2005 season against Central Michigan at Beaver Stadium next Saturday.
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