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BYU posted its third-consecutive losing season, the longest such streak since the Cougars were sub-.500 from 1959-64. Despite the losing 5-6 record, BYU finished third place in the Mountain West Conference at 4-3. The Cougars’ schedule was one of the most difficult in team history, including games against Notre Dame, the defending national champions USC, then-undefeated Boise State and an undefeated University of Utah team. John Beck and newcomer receivers Todd Watkins and Austin Collie combined to create one of the most potent passing attacks in the league. Beck threw for 2,563 yards while Watkins, a transfer from Grossmont Junior College caught 52 passes for 1,042 yards and six touchdowns. Collie, a true freshman, caught a team-high 53 passes for 771 yards and eight touchdowns. Matt Payne finished his career as second on BYU’s all-time scoring list with 312 and set an NCAA record for most consecutive field goals between 40-49 at 14, dating back to the 2002 season. He also set the school record for most consecutive PATS with 67, dating back to 2002. Gary Crowton resigned at the end of the season and replaced by Bronco Mendenhall


See main page: 2004 Schedule


See main page: 2004 Roster