Michigan State's own Robinson steps up

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- So far, a Robinson has been the player of the game.

Not Denard. Trenton Robinson.

The Michigan State junior free safety has a touchdown-saving tackle on Michigan running back Mike Shaw and an interception in the end zone against Denard Robinson after the Spartans finally forced a third down.

Michigan easily marched downfield on its opening possession, but Denard Robinson hesitated too long on third-and-4 from the MSU 10-yard line and Trenton Robinson moved in front of a crossing route to record his second interception of the season.

Spartans coach Mark Dantonio has raved about Trenton Robinson for quite some time, but we haven't seen the safety really blossom. Today is a good start.

Michigan's defense also stepped up nicely on the Spartans' first possession.