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Penn State star may return for Michigan football game

This weekend, a projected first-round Penn State star may make his return from injury against Michigan football.



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Oct 14, 2023; University Park, Pennsylvania, USA; Penn State Nittany Lions defensive end Chop Robinson (44) celebrates following a sack on Massachusetts Minutemen quarterback Taisun Phommachanh (3) during the second quarter at Beaver Stadium. Penn State defeated Massachusetts 63-0. Mandatory Credit: Matthew O'Haren-USA TODAY Sports

In two days, Beaver Stadium in Happy Valley will host the much-anticipated Penn State-Michigan football game — a clash of top-10 Big Ten foes with massive conference title and College Football Playoff implications. For nearly three weeks now, the Nittany Lions have been without a major piece: projected first-rounder Chop Robinson, who may make his return debut against the Wolverines’ offensive line this Saturday.

Penn State star may return for Michigan football game

Michigan football saw its ups and downs coming off the bye week against Purdue last weekend, yet still managed to come away with a huge 41-13 victory all said and done. At the same time as Michigan was beating down on the Boilermakers, Penn State was in College Park, MD, crushing the Maryland Terrapins, even without star edge rusher Chop Robinson, a former Terrapin transfer himself.

This weekend, however, it appears that Robinson could be making his return to the Penn State defense, which could be trouble for Michigan’s offensive tackles. Robinson is a projected first-round NFL Draft pick — he has been all season long — and the tackles have been struggling all season in Ann Arbor.

Latest Nittany Lion intel show Chop Robinson trending up heading into Michigan game

The latest intel via credentialed Penn State media outlet Basic Blues Nation suggests that Robinson is inching closer to being able to play after missing two straight contests. Seeing as this weekend’s Penn State-Michigan football game means everything for the Nittany Lions, who cannot afford to drop another Big Ten game this fall in pursuit of a conference title and CFP berth, it can be assumed that the training staff is doing all it can to get Robinson back into the lineup.

“We are hopeful that he [Chop Robinson] will be ready to go.” James Franklin said during his Wednesday post-practice presser. … But he looked good on Sunday, looked good on Monday — (he looks) good.”

This weekend, keep an eye out for Penn State star Chop Robinson to return to action when No. 3 Michigan football comes to town for a massive Week 11 battle in State College, PA.

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CJ has covered college athletics in paid roles for around five years, including numerous sports and beats. His most recent work revolves largely around Penn State and Michigan football and basketball as a member of the credentialed media at both schools. Right now, CJ writes for Blue by Ninety, where he also serves as the site's credentialed football reporter. He also does some credentialed basketball coverage. Previously, CJ has made stops with sites like GBMWolverine, Saturday Blitz, Steeler Nation, and more.