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"I think as it grows on into the season, you'll find the timing gets a lot better," Brewer said. "We do have a lot of young players. We're missing Pettigrew. You've got inexperience at tight end. You've got inexperience at receiver. I think that has a little bit to do with it. We've got two new guards that are brand new, never really played a whole lot."
Robinson's numbers have also fallen off after he recorded the top two seasons in total offense in OSU history the past two years, averaging about 280 yards per game. The dual-threat quarterback is averaging 215 yards per game this season, and picking up only 2.5 yards per carry when he runs.
Robinson has said he is healthy again after missing a chunk of preseason camp with a hamstring injury, but his coach believes there may be some lingering doubt in his mind.
"I think that he's gone through some of that, that it's affected him a little bit," Gundy said. "Zac doesn't want to make excuses for himself, nor am I going to do it for him, but I think there's probably some truth to that. Will he overcome that? You bet."
Either way, the Cowboys are sticking with Robinson, who is already established as one of the program's most productive quarterbacks.
"He is the captain of our ship and there's some things that we've got to correct, but not all of it can fall on his shoulders," Brewer said. "He is the president, so he gets all the credit and all the blame, but there's 10 other guys that don't have the ball if he has it and they've got to do their job."
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