The Beavers finished 2-10 in Gary Andersen's first year as coach, going without a conference win for the first time since 1997.
Collins passed for 936 yards and six touchdowns with four interceptions. He led the Beavers in rushing with 380 yards and eight touchdowns.
After winning a three-way battle in fall camp, Collins was the first true freshman to start at quarterback for the Beavers since David Moran against Washington State in 1996.
He shared duties at the start of the season with redshirt freshman Marcus McMaryion as the Beavers sought to give three inexperienced quarterbacks game experience in Andersen's new system.