Auburn's Jovon Robinson with the touchdown call at Texas A&M
By Charles Goldberg
AUBURN, Ala. — Jovon Robinson has made the most of his playing time the last two weeks.
The Auburn running back has rushed for 250 yards over the last two weekends, the second-best total in the SEC over that span. Only Arkansas' Alex Collins, at 281 yards, had more.
Robinson has been Auburn's go-to runner since Peyton Barber has been slowed by an injury. Robinson' rushed for 159 yards in Auburn's 26-10 win over Texas A&M last weekend, which was a career best and a season high for Auburn. He figures to play a factor again in Saturday's 11 a.m. game against Georgia in Jordan-Hare Stadium.
"I've been waiting for this opportunity for a long time," Robinson said. "When they gave me the ball, it was like I could finally release my inner beast. I had fun. Great opportunity."
An injury limited Barber's carries against Ole Miss and Texas A&M. Robinson stepped in against Ole Miss with 91 yards, and did even better against A&M.
"It feels great. Coach gave us a good plan to execute, and we executed it," he said.
Robinson was initially limited after suffering an injury in the first game, and not playing in others. He had four carries for 20 yards before Ole Miss and Texas A&M. He said he appreciates the opportunity to show his moves.
"Of course. Why wouldn't I? Every player wants to perform. My coach, and my quarterback and my offensive line gave me a great opportunity, so I seized the moment," he said.
"My offensive line means the world to me. I can truly say, game in, game out, our offensive line has been solid. You put me in the backfield, great things can happen."
Robinson said the victory over A&M gives Auburn momentum heading into the final three games.
"We definitely needed a win to get that good feeling back," he said.
Charles Goldberg is a Senior Writer at AuburnTigers.com. Follow him on Twitter: Follow @AUGoldMine