Michigan State survived a Week 1 scare from Utah State on Friday night, but was able to hang on to a 38-31 win to start the year 1-0.

The Spartans had trouble keeping up with a fast-paced Aggies defense, despite a solid offensive effort. MSU needed a late touchdown and an interception from Joe Bachie on Utah State’s final possession to secure the win.

Now, Michigan State shifts its focus to Week 2 and Arizona State. Here’s what Mark Dantonio had to say in his weekly press conference:

On Saturday’s close victory:

On the challenges of playing in Arizona heat and time change:

On the running game: