Penn State improved to 8-0 with a 28-7 victory on the road against Michigan State. East Lansing is a place Penn State has really struggled in during recent years, but Nittany Lions head coach James Franklin didn’t dwell too long on the good, citing injuries and penalties as problems Saturday afternoon against the Spartans.

“We have a bunch of injuries, injuries that I don’t think are going to be long-term injuries,” Franklin said after the win. “Bye week comes at a tremendous time for us.”

Franklin admitted East Lansing is a tough place to win and added the weather was bad Saturday, but he was still displeased with one particularly bad interception and penalties.

Penn State will be off next weekend, and then the Nittany Lions head to Minnesota for a showdown with the undefeated Golden Gophers. If Penn State survives that test, it will likely set up another matchup between undefeated teams against Ohio State on Nov. 23.