The 2006 Cougars are the best of the modern era under Bronco Mendenhall, a season in which BYU cruised to an 11-2 record, beat an ascending Oregon team in the Las Vegas Bowl and beat Utah at Rice-Eccles with a last-second pass. The Cougars scored at least 30 points in all but three games on the way to the fifth best points scored differential in college football, while holding opponents to under 20 points in 10 games, good for the 10th best points against average. Here's a look at the fifth-best BYU football season of all-time:
Biggest moment: The Cougars beat Oregon and ended a 13-game winning streak by 17th ranked TCU, but the victory over Utah was the highlight of that season. At the time, BYU had lost four straight to the Utes, including in overtime the previous season. Trailing 27-31 with only three seconds left, quarterback John Beck faded to the left, directing traffic and under pressure, rolled back to his right before unleashing an off balance throw to tight end Jonny Harline. Harline caught the 11-yard pass for a touchdown, winning the game 33-31 for the Cougars. Beck finished the game with 375 yards passing and four touchdowns, while Harline had 118 yards and three touchdowns of his own.