Penn State didn't come out of the Syracuse game completely unscathed. Linebacker mike hull and tight end Kyle Carter are iffy for this week's game against Eastern Michigan.
Starting tight end Matt Lehman is out for the season with a knee injury suffering while making a cut on a non-contact play against Syracuse.
That brings in the depth concerns at a program with 40, yes, 40 walk-ons.
It is a concern, it is not an excuse.