James Franklin was not happy with the performance of his defense against Michigan in Week 7.

Penn State was gashed on the ground at Michigan, with the Wolverines collecting 418 yards on the ground. The huge rushing performance was a big factor in the final score, with the Nittany Lions falling 41-17.

Franklin may have a point here. Only 1 starting lineman for the Nittany Lions weighs over 300 pounds. The senior P.J. Mustipher is the largest lineman Franklin has at his disposal. Franklin thinks this lack of size is a major detriment to his team.

Interestingly, Penn State had the 4th-ranked rushing defense heading into Week 7, so these performances are not typical for the Nittany Lion defense.

Penn State will have another tough conference challenge in Week 8, as Minnesota heads to Happy Valley.