He’s been up to the task.
Over the past two games, both FAU victories, the redshirt sophomore quarterback has thrown for 745 yards and nine touchdowns, and is playing with the kind of poise that proved elusive last season.
“Yes I would definitely agree with that, which would be expected from a freshman to sophomore quarterback,” FAU coach Lane Kiffin said. “People talk about it all the time with him.”
Kiffin is not the only person seeing growth in Robison’s game. His teammates have as well.
“His decision making is pretty good – it’s a lot better,” wide receiver Pico Harrison said. “He’s taking care of the ball well and puts the ball in spots where it needs to be.”
With Robison, who won a three-way quarterback battle during fall camp, at the helm, the Owls’ passing attack ranks No. 34th in the nation, averaging over 283 yards per game.
A second-year starter, Robison has more of a feel for the offense, thus can make him more poised.
“Being more calm and knowing the offense better, being able to read defenses, the games slows down and they have definitely slowed down this year making it easier for me to see and be more calm in the pocket,” Robison said.
When the Owls enter Conference USA play against Charlotte on Saturday Robison and the Owls’ passing game will be facing one of its biggest challenges to date. Charlotte has the nation’s No. 12 ranked passing defense, surrendering only 150.0 yards per game.
With its air attack coming together, FAU spent much of the past week attempting to jump start its running game.
Whether its by making better reads or by hanging onto the ball on read-options and taking off himself, Robison believes he can be part of the running game’s solution.
“Once we start running the ball better, especially with us passing more, this game and games coming forward will definitely open up the run game,” Robison said.