The Biggest Blowouts in Every College Football Team’s History (and Modern Era)

College football is known for its great rivalries and strong matchups, but the first few weeks of any given season can often be overlooked outside of marquee matchups.  But occasionally, history is still being made.

The biggest blowout in college football history is the famed 222-0 Georgia Tech win over Cumberland. Coached by John Heisman (yep, that Heisman), Georgia Tech hung 63 points in each quarter of the first half.  The second half was shortened to 12 minute quarters, but Tech still managed to score on every possession.  But Georgia Tech wasn’t the only one putting big numbers on the scoreboards in the early days of college football: 54 schools on the list have won a game by 100 points or more in their history.

Note: I used FBS games only for teams that transitioned into or out of (and then back into). The modern era is from 1966 onwards (50 years prior to when this list was initially created). For errors, please make a comment below.  

I am looking to see the biggest blowout by a team


The Biggest Win by Every NCAA College Football FBS Team Ever:
Team Point Differential Opponent Date Score
Air Force 72 Nicholls State 2009-09-05 72 – 0
Akron 66 Morgan State 2002-09-15 66 – 6
Alabama 71 Virginia Tech 1973-10-27 77 – 6
Appalachian State 66 Campbell 2014-09-06 66 – 0
Arizona 70 Idaho 2008-08-30 70 – 0
Arizona State 72 Colorado State 1969-11-22 79 – 7
Arkansas 66 Nicholls State 2014-09-06 73 – 7
Arkansas State 73 Texas Southern 2008-09-06 83 – 10
Army 58 Fordham 2016-11-19 64 – 6
Auburn 66 Tennessee-Chattanooga 1995-09-09 76 – 10
Ball State 58 Butler 1967-10-21 65 – 7
Baylor 66 Wofford 2013-08-31 69 – 3
Boise State 66 Hawaii 2004-10-29 69 – 3
Boston College 76 Howard 2015-09-12 76 – 0
Bowling Green 63 Temple 2005-10-01 70 – 7
Buffalo 62 Wagner 2021-09-02 69 – 7
BYU 76 UTEP 1980-11-01 83 – 7
California 63 Washington State 2008-09-06 66 – 3
Central Florida 63 Liberty 2001-10-13 63 – 0
Central Michigan 63 Eastern Illinois 1972-10-21 63 – 0
Charlotte 35 Massachusetts 2019-09-14 52 – 17
Cincinnati 67 Southeast Missouri State 2009-09-12 70 – 3
Clemson 66 South Carolina State 2014-09-06 73 – 7
Colorado 61 Kansas State 1990-11-17 64 – 3
Colorado State 77 Emporia State 1967-11-18 77 – 0
Connecticut 59 Liberty, 2005-09-10 59 – 0
Duke 55 North Carolina Central 2015-09-12 55 – 0
East Carolina 51 Virginia 1975-11-08 61 – 10
Eastern Michigan 60 Ball State 1970-11-14 60 – 0
Florida 76 Central Michigan 1997-09-06 82 – 6
Florida Atlantic 48 Siena 2003-11-15 51 – 3
Florida International 46 FAU 2005-11-26 52 – 6
Florida State 71 Delaware State 2017-11-18 77 – 6
Fresno State 77 New Mexico 1991-10-05 94 – 17
Georgia 66 Troy 2014-09-20 66 – 0
Georgia Southern 74 Savannah State 2014-09-06 83 – 9
Georgia State 34 Savannah State 2010-10-09 55 – 21
Georgia Tech 70 Elon 2013-08-31 70 – 0
Hawaii 65 Prairie View A&M 1979-10-20 65 – 0
Houston 94 Tulsa 1968-11-28 100 – 6
Idaho 68 Simon Fraser 2021-09-04 68 – 0
Illinois 53 South Dakota State 2011-09-10 56 – 3
Indiana 52 Eastern Illinois 2019-09-07 52 – 0
Iowa 66 Northern Iowa 1997-09-06 66 – 0
Iowa State 69 Colorado State 1980-10-04 69 – 0
Kansas 72 UAB 1994-09-24 72 – 0
Kansas State 76 Ball State 2000-09-16 76 – 0
Kent State 52 Eastern Michigan 2004-11-13 69 – 17
Kentucky 60 UTEP 2002-09-07 77 – 17
Louisiana 71 Texas Southern 2019-09-14 77 – 6
Louisiana Tech 77 Louisiana-Lafayette 1998-09-19 77 – 0
Louisiana-Monroe 58 Texas Southern 2009-09-12 58 – 0
Louisville 72 FIU 2013-09-21 72 – 0
LSU 77 Rice 1977-09-24 77 – 0
Marshall 64 Morehead State 1994-09-03 71 – 7
Maryland 79 Howard 2019-08-31 79 – 0
Massachusetts 48 Duquesne 2018-08-25 63 – 15
Memphis 74 Bowling Green 2016-09-24 77 – 3
Miami 77 Savannah State 2018-09-08 77 – 0
Miami (OH) 65 Akron 1995-11-18 65 – 0
Michigan 78 Rutgers 2016-10-08 78 – 0
Michigan State 62 Northwestern 1989-11-18 76 – 14
Middle Tennessee 70 Morehead State 1992-11-14 70 – 0
Minnesota 62 Temple 2006-09-16 62 – 0
Mississippi State 59 Louisiana-Monroe 1996-11-02 59 – 0
Missouri 79 Delaware State 2016-09-24 79 – 0
Navy 49 Rice 2009-10-10 63 – 14
Nebraska 71 Minnesota 1983-09-17 84 – 13
Nevada 63 Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo 1998-11-14 63 – 0
New Mexico 66 Miss Valley State 2015-09-05 66 – 0
New Mexico State 66 New Mexico Highlands 1999-09-02 73 – 7
North Carolina 66 Idaho 2012-09-29 66 – 0
North Carolina State 58 Murray State 2009-09-12 65 – 7
North Texas 74 Nicholls State 2014-09-20 77 – 3
Northern Illinois 68 Eastern Michigan 2010-11-26 71 – 3
Northwestern 48 Illinois 1970-10-10 48 – 0
Notre Dame 64 Duke 1966-11-12 64 – 0
Ohio 59 Hampton 2017-09-02 59 – 0
Ohio State 76 Florida A&M 2013-09-21 76 – 0
Oklahoma 77 Missouri, Texas A&M 1986-11-08 77 – 0
Oklahoma State 84 Savannah State 2012-09-01 84 – 0
Old Dominion 57 Howard 2013-09-15 76 – 19
Ole Miss 73 Tennessee-Martin 2015-09-05 76 – 3
Oregon 72 New Mexico 2010-09-04 72 – 0
Oregon State 74 Nicholls State 2012-12-01 77 – 3
Penn State 81 Cincinnati 1991-09-07 81 – 0
Pitt 76 Temple 1977-09-24 76 – 0
Purdue 59 Southeast Missouri State 2011-09-17 59 – 0
Rice 57 North Texas 2008-09-27 77 – 20
Rutgers 65 Morgan State 2017-09-16 65 – 0
San Diego State 61 Southern Miss 1968-11-09 68 – 7
San Jose State 51 New Mexico State 1987-10-10 57 – 6
SMU 58 Rice 1978-11-11 58 – 0
South Alabama 45 Alabama A&M 2017-09-16 45 – 0
South Carolina 73 Wichita State 1980-09-13 73 – 0
South Florida 59 Charleston Southern 2009-09-19 59 – 0
Southern Miss 70 Cal State-Fullerton 1975-11-22 70 – 0
Stanford 58 Washington State 2008-11-01 58 – 0
Syracuse 56 ECU 1997-10-04 56 – 0
TCU 69 New Mexico 2011-10-22 69 – 0
Temple 59 Delaware State 2014-09-20 59 – 0
Tennessee 67 Louisiana-Monroe 2000-09-23 70 – 3
Texas 68 Virginia 1977-09-17 68 – 0
Texas A&M 73 Missouri 1993-09-18 73 – 0
Texas State 65 Arkansas-Pine Bluff 2014-08-30 65 – 0
Texas Tech 77 Lamar 2018-09-08 77 – 0
Toledo 63 Virginia Military 2018-09-01 66 – 3
Troy 76 Concord 1968-11-16 76 – 0
Tulane 56 Louisiana-Lafayette 1997-11-01 56 – 0
Tulsa 77 Tampa 1967-10-14 77 – 0
UAB 52 Army 2001-09-22 55 – 3
UCLA 63 Texas 1997-09-13 66 – 3
UNLV 72 Idaho State 2015-09-26 80 – 8
USC 69 Washington State 2008-10-18 69 – 0
Utah 76 UTEP 1973-09-22 82 – 6
Utah State 64 Weber State 2013-09-14 70 – 6
UTEP 63 New Mexico 1967-10-27 75 – 12
UTSA 54 Lamar 2021-09-11 54 – 0
Vanderbilt 55 Davidson 1969-11-22 63 – 8
Virginia 60 James Madison 1979-10-13 69 – 9
Virginia Military 63 Old Dominion 2018-11-17 77 – 14
Virginia Tech 63 Western Michigan 2004-09-11 63 – 0
Wake Forest 52 Campbell 2020-10-02 66 – 14
Washington 66 Oregon 1974-10-26 66 – 0
Washington State 70 Louisiana-Lafayette 1997-11-08 77 – 7
West Virginia 73 Rutgers 2001-11-03 80 – 7
Western Kentucky 56 FIU 2015-11-21 63 – 7
Western Michigan 68 Delaware State 2018-09-15 68 – 0
Wisconsin 67 Austin Peay 2010-09-25 70 – 3
Wyoming 66 Hawaii 1996-09-14 66 – 0

7 thoughts on “The Biggest Blowouts in Every College Football Team’s History (and Modern Era)”

  1. Of note: Georgia Tech, the biggest winner of all time (222-0) was also Auburn’s biggest loser (94-0, 1894).
    Stanford’s biggest loser was UCLA, and UCLA’s biggest loser was Stanford.
    Poor Daniel Baker was the biggest loser for SMU, Texas, and Texas A&M.
    Southern Miss and Memphis beat up on a couple of high schools, and Wake Forest took it out on the YMCA.

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  2. I believe you have the incorrect opponent for Virginia Military (VMI). According to VMI’s website, VMI played Old Dominion on November 17, 2018 and lost 77-14. Also, I noticed that your list doesn’t include Old Dominion which is a DI-FBS team and a member of Conference USA.

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    • Hi Jonathan,

      Sorry, I never got a notification on this comment! But I have updated to reflect the error and added ODU’s biggest win (they had their biggest loss already).

      Thanks for reading!

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  3. Interesting article, but please confirm the date of Akron’s biggest win in the 2001 season, which seems to be incorrect, but I wasn’t able to determine the correct year it happened, so hopefully you or someone else will be able to provide the correct year. Thanks!

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    • Sorry, I never got a notification of this comment! That game happened in 1893 in early November. I’ve updated the database, sorry about the error!

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