Scott Sewell-US PRESSWIRE
The Kansas State Wildcats aren't going to make any noise this season without starting strong.
Against the Missouri State Bears of the FCS, though, Bill Snyder's Wildcats scored just nine points through 2.5 quarters.
Fortunately for Kansas State fans, the Wildcats tossed a touchdown to take a 16-9 lead. They then blasted the Bears in the final quarter, 35-0, winning 51-9.
The Missouri State offense exploited Snyder's pass defense for 323 yards on 26 completions, and you know the Big 12 will bring much more in conference play.
So, until the Wildcats defense locks it down more consistently, the offense has to develop a potent attack. Although, that's not Snyder's philosophy, either, considering the 324 rushing yards on 40 attempts.
Nonetheless, K-State can't start out slow; otherwise, much tougher opponents will blow them away before halftime.