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What is the biggest winning margin in a bowl game in history?

Can Georgia break their own record against Florida State in the Orange Bowl?

Capital One Orange Bowl - Georgia v Florida State Photo by Megan Briggs/Getty Images

Update: Georgia defeated Florida State 63-3, breaking their own record for the largest winning margin in a bowl game in history.


The No. 6 Georgia Bulldogs are blowing out the No. 5 Florida State Seminoles in the 2023 Orange Bowl. With the chance at a three-peat taken away from the Bulldogs after a loss in the SEC Championship Game, will they be looking to break their own record for the biggest winning margin in a bowl game?

They set the record in the 2022 national championship game, where they defeated TCU 65-7 for a margin of 58 — a difference of merely eight touchdowns and a safety. Just a few days before, LSU had set the record with their 63-7 win over Purdue, but the Tigers didn’t hold on long.

Biggest winning margins in bowl history

1. Georgia 65, TCU 7 (2023 CFP Title Game)
T-2. LSU 63, Purdue 7 (2023 Citrus)
T-2. Army 70, Houston 14 (2018 Armed Forces)
T-2. Tulsa 63, Bowling Green 7 (2008 GMAC)
5. Alabama 61, Syracuse 6 (1953 Orange)
6. Texas A&M 65, BYU 14 (1990 Holiday)
T-7. Auburn 63, Purdue 14 (2018 Music City)
T-7. Nebraska 66, Northwestern 17 (2000 Alamo)
9. Boise State 55, Northern Illinois 7 (2015 Poinsettia)
10. Florida Atlantic 50, Akron 3 (2017 Boca Raton)