ESPN.COM Ranks the Top 25 Biggest Sports Blowouts of All Time (before 2015)

ESPN.COM Ranks the Top 25 Biggest Sports Blowouts of All Time (before 2015)

ESPN is an enormous television network completely devoted to sports that originated in 1979. In 2015, they compiled a list of what they felt were the biggest 100 blowouts in the history of sport. For this quiz, we will focus on their Top 25. Each of the 25 questions will focus on what they identified as the biggest/most significant upsets in professional and college sports. There does seem to be a strong focus on football, but other sports are included as well. So, let's get started!

In 2003, what Texas school did Oklahoma defeat 77 to 0 in an NCAA football game?

In a regular season game in MLB in 2007, what team did Texas beat 30 to 3?

In the Big 12 Championship game in 2005, what football team did Texas destroy 70 to 3?

In Super Bowl XLVIII, what team did Seattle hammer 43 to 8?

In Super Bowl XX, what team did the Chicago Bears massacre 46 to 10?

in 1991, what team did Buffalo defeat 51 to 3 in the AFC Championship game?

In a 2000 NFL playoff game, what team destroyed Miami 62 to 7?

In 2009, what team did New England defeat in a NFL regular season game 59 to 0?

In the 2005 Orange Bowl, what team did USC destroy 55 to 19?

In Game 3 of the NBA Finals in 1998, what team did Chicago rout 96 to 54?

In 1940, what team did the Chicago Bears destroy 73 to 0 to win the NFL Championship Game?

In a 1944 NHL regular season game, what team did Detroit beat 15 to 0?

In an NCAA football game in 1997, what team beat Texas 66 to 3?

In 2000, by how many strokes did Tiger Woods win the U.S. Open?

In the NFC Championship game on January 14, 2001, what team did the Giants beat 41 to 0?

in the 1996 Fiesta Bowl, what team did Nebraska destroy 62 to 24?

In an NCAA football game in 1916, how many points did Georgia Tech score in their win over Cumberland?

In the Big 10 Championship game in 2014, what football team did Ohio State dismantle 59 to 0?

in the 1973 Belmont Stakes, by how many lengths did Secretariat win the race?

In 1987, what team did the New York Giants defeat in the NFL playoffs 49 to 3?

In what Grand Slam event in 1988 did Steffi Graf defeat Natasha Zvereva 6-0, 6-0?

In Super Bowl XXVII, what team did Dallas hammer 52 to 17?

In 1986, what fighter did Mike Tyson defeat in 36 seconds?

What team did San Francisco beat in Super Bowl XXIV 55 to 10?

In the World Cup finals in July of 2014, what team did Germany rout 7 to 1?

ESPN.COM Ranks the Top 25 Biggest Sports Blowouts of All Time (before 2015)

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