TCU 14, Kansas State 13
Mike Collins threw a 67-yard touchdown pass to Jalen Reagor in the third quarter and TCU held on for a win over Kansas State on Saturday in Fort Worth, Texas. The Wildcats missed a potential game-tying extra point in the fourth.
The Horned Frogs (4-5, 2-4 Big 12) avoided the first four-game losing streak in 18 seasons under coach Gary Patterson.
The missed PAT, a muffed punt and a botched field goal attempt put Kansas State (3-6, 1-5) in the position of having to win its three remaining games to qualify for a bowl.
The Wildcats lost quarterback Skylar Thompson to an injury in the first quarter, but backup Alex Delton answered each TCU touchdown.
Delton found Malik Knowles for a 21-yard touchdown on his first series late in the first quarter, and scored on a 1-yard plunge early in the fourth before Blake Lynch hooked the PAT attempt to the left with 9:16 remaining.