Jalen Reagor pulled down a touchdown reception in a fourth consecutive game Saturday to help propel Texas Christian University to a much-needed win against Kansas State.
The Mike Collins to Reagor touchdown came with 5:26 to play in the third quarter and put TCU on top 14-7. The Horned Frogs held on for the 14-13 victory.
Reagor finished the ballgame with three catches for 92 yards, which marked his fourth time this season with 90-plus receiving yards.
According to the post-game notes provided by TCU Athletics, the 67-yard touchdown pass from Collins to Reagor was the longest of the season for the Horned Frogs and the fifth play of at least 50 yards this year — three of those have gone to Reagor.
It was also the second-longest scoring reception of the sophomore's career, with the longest coming last season in the Valero Alamo Bowl (93 yards).
To add to the feat: The four-game touchdown streak is the second of Reagor's career, with the first occurring over the final four games last season. Before Reagor, Jaelan Austin was the last Horned Frog to accomplish the achievement when he caught touchdowns against SMU, Kansas, Oklahoma and West Virginia in 2016.
"I feel like scoring is my job," said Reagor, who now has 734 yards and six touchdowns on 49 catches this season. "I feel like I'm one of the, if not the, best receiver on the team. It's my job to lead the receiving corps and lead by my play."
TCU quarterback Mike Collins, who started for the second time in his career Saturday, said he knew the 67-yard touchdown to Reagor was "going to be a good play pre-snap."
"Then I fumbled the snap," he said to TCU Athletics after the win. "I just picked it up and knew he would be open. I just gave him a chance and he made a great play."
Reagor added, "Sometimes I just run to try and get people open, other times you can feel it, when you know the ball is coming to you."
Reagor also noted there has not been a drop-off in chemistry since the Horned Frogs turned from DeSoto product Shawn Robinson to Collins under center.
"Coach [Sonny] Cumbie prepares all of the quarterbacks the same," he explained. "I didn't feel any drop-off or anything, it just felt normal."
The victory improved TCU to 4-5 on the season and 2-4 in the BIG 12. It also snapped a three-game losing streak for the Horned Frogs.
After the game, Reagor commented on the three-game skid, telling TCU Athletics, "Man, just to get back on track and trying to have the best season we can. We're just trying to get into a bowl game. [...] Coach [Gary Patterson] preaches to us every day, the only thing you can do is come back to work. I feel like everybody has a good attitude. Just persevere and get through adversity."
Reagor and the Horned Frogs face No. 13 West Virginia at 11 a.m. Saturday in Morgantown.
The game will be telecast on Fox Sports 1. TCU won the last meeting, 31-24, in 2017.