Teams don’t get to enjoy the wins very long in a college football season. And for Michigan State, Saturday night’s thrilling win over Penn State will be extremely short-lived.

With the rivalry matchup with Michigan coming next weekend, the Spartans have to shift their attention quicker than usual.

Michigan State’s 21-17 win over the Nittany Lions was the most impressive of the year. But on Sunday night, Mark Dantonio talked about the upcoming rivalry game and how to keep his team grounded following such a big win.

“It’s a great rivalry week, a great rivalry game,” Dantonio said, according to Chris Solari of the Detroit Free Press. “I don’t worry about peaking too early. We can contain that. We just need to do our job on Saturdays.”

Dantonio understands the significance of Saturday’s matchup, often regarding it as the most important game on Michigan State’s schedule. And with that mentality, the Spartans have been extremely successful, defeating Michigan in eight of the last 11 battles.

Both teams are coming off major wins this weekend, too. Not only did Michigan State knock off No. 8 Penn State, but Michigan throttled No. 15 Wisconsin 38-13.

The Spartans (No. 24) and Michigan (No. 6) are both ranked in the Associated Press poll.

While both teams have plenty to celebrate this week, the joy will be short lived. Because on Saturday, last weekend becomes irrelevant and the winner earns all bragging rights.