Robinson accounted for six touchdowns, four through the air and two on the ground, in the first half. The Lions scored a school-record 56 points in the first half and cruised to a 63-10 victory.
Illinois jumped out to an early 3-0 lead on Jason Reda's 41-yard field goal. Then Robinson went wild. He led Penn State on scoring drives on its first four possessions, capping them all with TD passes. There was a 35-yard catch and run to Ethan Kilmer, back-to-back scoring tosses to Deon Butler (31 and 19 yards), and a 2-yard flick to backup tight end Patrick Hall.
At the end of the first quarter, PSU led 28-3. A fumble recovery for a score by linebacker Dan Connor early in the second quarter made it 35-3.
Later in the second, Robinson went option left, picking up a block from FB BranDon Snow, to make it 42-3. Robinson later scrambled 31 yards for his sixth TD of the game and a 49-3 lead.
The Lion reserves entered late in the half, and, following a long pass from Anthony Morelli to Lydell Sargeant, Rodney Kinlaw ran wide right for a 1-yard TD and 56-3 lead.
Penn State went into shutdown mode in the second half, and did not throw a pass in the final two quarters. But, when the Illini finally began to move the ball vs. State's strong defense, Nolan McCready's 77-yard interception for a touchdown made it 63-3.
Illinois scored a late TD on a short pass to account for the final score.
The Lions, who lost their first game of the season last week at Michigan, are 7-1 and 4-1 in the Big Ten. The win tonight keeps them in a first-place tie (with Wisconsin) in the league.