The key: Kendall Adams intercepted a pass and returned it to the 10-yard line, setting up Winston Dimel for a touchdown run on the following play.
The key: Jesse Ertz completed his first pass to Byron Pringle, K-State’s top receiver. The play went for 36 yards.
The key: Dominique Heath returned a punt 75 yards for a score.
The key: Alex Delton scored his first college touchdown on a 9-yard run.
The final numbers all were good, but penalties and iffy blocking will hurt the Wildcats against better teams.
K-State forced four turnovers and made life miserable for Florida Atlantic quarterback Jason Driskel. Two interceptions from the secondary was a positive stat.
The Wildcats didn’t have to do much in this area, but Dominique Heath’s punt return for a touchdown earns them a good grade.
Bill Snyder had the Wildcats ready to play after an early bye week, but they committed penalties at an alarming rate.
Player of the game: Winston Dimel. The fullback was a touchdown machine on Saturday, scoring on runs of 1, 10, 7 and 3 yards away. He was effective taking traditional handoffs and snaps out of the wildcat formation.
Reason to hope: K-State rushed for more than 300 yards and forced four turnovers. It also beat Florida Atlantic worse than Miami did (38-7) a week ago.
Reason to mope: Was K-State really good in this game? Or was Florida Atlantic really bad? We may not know the answer for a few weeks.
Looking ahead: K-State plays host Missouri State next week. Fans can expect a similar result.
Kellis Robinett: @KellisRobinett