Biggest Bowl Blowouts in College Football History

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Colton Pool @CPoolReporter May 19, 2022, 12:52 PM

When blowouts can seemingly happen in any game, betting on college football odds or even college football playoff odds can be unpredictable.

As recently as this last season, a bowl game was one of the most lopsided in the history of college football. Maryland defeated Virginia Tech 54-10 in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl. Maryland was only favored by three points in college football odds spreads

Yet this matchup only tied for the 10th-most lopsided contest among bowl games.

Biggest College Football Bowl Blowout Ever

According to NCAA.com, Army’s 70-14 win over Houston in 2018’s Armed Forces Bowl takes the top spot for the largest point differential in a bowl game. Army’s 70 points are also the most scored by any team in a bowl game.

Interestingly, only three of the 12 most lopsided bowl games occurred before 2000.

Top 10 Biggest College Football Bowl Blowouts

TeamScoreOpponentScoreMarginBowlYear
Army70Houston1456Armed Forces2018
Tulsa63Bowling Green756GMAC2008
Alabama61Syracuse655Orange1953
Texas A&M65BYU1451Holiday1990
Auburn63Purdue1449Music City2018
Nebraska66Northwestern1749Alamo2000
Boise State55Northern Illinois748Poinsettia2015
Florida Atlantic50Akron347Boca Raton2017
Tulsa55Central Michigan1045Miami Beach2016
Maryland 54Virginia Tech1044New Era Pinstripe2021
Oklahoma State58Purdue444Heart of Dallas2013
Fresno State51Bowling Green744California1985

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Colton Pool

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Colton Pool is a Web Content Writer for BetMGM living in Bozeman, Montana, focusing on the NFL and NBA. Previously, he covered Montana State football at the Bozeman Daily Chronicle and worked at newspapers in his home state of North Dakota. He graduated from North Dakota State in 2015.

Colton Pool is a Web Content Writer for BetMGM living in Bozeman, Montana, focusing on the NFL and NBA. Previously, he covered Montana State football at the Bozeman Daily Chronicle and worked at newspapers in his home state of North Dakota. He graduated from North Dakota State in 2015.