We should have known based on the Thursday and Friday games when the victors outscored the vanquished 100-22, but we are kind of used to that when it comes to Oregon and Boise State. However, it didn't stop there.
Here is a look at the games in which the winner scored more than 40 points while holding their opponent to under 20. The one exception is the OSU-KU game where the distance between the two was so great, 42 points, that it deserves to be on this list.
You can not talk about an absolute shellacking without staring with No. 6 Oklahoma States' whopping 70-28 win over Kansas. While it may seem a waste of time because it is obvious the Cowboys' dominated the Jayhawks, especially when you consider OSU scored on every possession of the first half and led 56-7 at the half--yes halftime. The amazing part is, despite the Cowboys racked up 600 total yards, Kansas reeled off 478 yards to no avail.
LSU jumped out to an early 14 point lead over Florida and never looked back.
The Red River Rivalry only a game for the first 15 minutes. Leading 6-3, No. 3 Oklahoma quarterback Landry Jones led the team to down the field with three touchdown passes with Demontre Hurst picked off a David Ash pass and dashed 55 yards for a pick six. That 28 point second quarter sent the two teams to the locker room with the Texas on the wrong end of a 34-10 score. While they did not need it, the Sooners tacked on 21 more to the Longhorns' seven to give coach Bob Stoops' troops a mighty 55-17 over No. 11 Texas.
The combined score of the two Oklahoma schools over their opponents Saturday was a measly 125-45. Is that a bit of a moral victory for Texas and Kansas?
Leading by just one point at the half, the Mountaineers out scored Connecticut 33-7, which could be considered a blowout in and of itself, to lift West Virginia to a 43-16 win. WVU quarterback Geno Smith threw for 450 yards and four touchdowns utilizing nine different targets. Leaders in yardage were Stedman Bailey with seven receptions for 178 and with six for 131.
Much like West Virginia, Purdue put the hammer down early and often on hapless Minnesota to build a 31-3 first half lead. Both teams added two touchdowns in the second half, but was not nearly enough for the Golden Gophers to survived a 45-17 setback. Boilermakers quarterback
After benching Stephen Garcia, No. 18 South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier has to be thrilled to have now former backup Connor Shaw get the start and throw for 311 yards and four touchdowns. Interestingly enough, once the game was in hand, Spurrier played two other quarterbacks (Andrew Clifford and Dylan Thompson), but not Garcia. On their way to the blowout win over Kentucky, the Gamecocks rolled up 639 total yards while holding the Wildcats to a measly 96. Carolina averaged seven yards per game; the Cats could even manage a two yard average. This despite South Carolina more than doubled Kentucky in penalties, 7-4, but that's what happens when you nearly double you in time of possession and your defense can't seem to touch anyone.
My how times have changed. After years of being at the bottom of the then PAC 10, Stanford has flown onto the scene the past few seasons and just keeps on winning. What was once looked at as as a quasi-Cinderella situation has developed into a full blown powerhouse situation. The Cardinal rolled up 553 yards in total offense largely due to the 370 yards through the air by Heisman Trophy hopeful Andrew Luck.