If you keep an eye on the college football scoreboard every Saturday, then a couple of crazy numbers probably caught your attention this weekend. The #4 Ohio State Buckeyes destroyed the Florida A&M Rattlers 76-0, and the #7 Louisville Cardinals ripped the Florida International Golden Panthers 72-0.
Those scores are flat out ridiculous, and they got me thinking: where would they rank on the list of all-time biggest blowouts in the history of college football? And since the only way to answer that question was to compile just such a list, that’s what I have for you today.
Now, just so you know, this isn’t simply a list of the biggest point differentials in just any football game between two collegiate teams. For the most part, I’ve excluded games that were not between (what are today) NCAA Division I teams. In addition, I also decided to limit it to games played in the last 100 years. What this means is that the relatively recent blowout of Rockford over Trinity Bible was excluded (because who are Rockford and Trinity Bible?), as was an epic 102-0 shellacking of Michigan State by Michigan (because it occurred in 1902, when the pads were made of asbestos and the grass was made of dirt).
Still, I did make two exceptions to the rules. And if you want to find out what they are, then you should probably just read the list. So let’s get started…