By Ken Pomponio
Record: 11-2, 8-0 to win the MWC
Final Coaches’/AP poll ranks: 14/14
Postseason: Defeated UCLA, 17-16, in Las Vegas Bowl
Powered by a trio of super sophs in QB Max Hall, TE Dennis Pitta and WR Austin Collie, the Cougars won their final 10 games after a 1-2 start and avenged a 27-17, regular-season road loss to UCLA by beating the Bruins in Sin City.