Savannah State is the biggest underdog in college football history

On Saturday Oklahoma State played what was essentially a glorified scrimmage against Savannah State in Stillwater. The Cowboys won the game 84-0, which included a 35-0 lead after the first quarter.

There was a serious question as to whether or not Oklahoma State could hit 100 points.

This week life doesn't get much easier for Savannah State, as it picks itself up off the turf and heads to Tallahassee where another severe beating awaits at the hands of Florida State.

There is good news for Savannah State, however, as the Tigers make the trip knowing that they have made college football history.

The Tigers are the biggest underdog in college football history.

According to R.J. Bell of, Florida State is favored by 70 ½ points this weekend. Which means that if, for some reason, you decide you want to bet on a team that lost by 84 points last week, Vegas is willing to spot you 70 ½ points first.

The 70 isn't much, but that hook? That hook is going to destroy somebody's bank roll.

Now, before you go taking shots at Florida State for scheduling this game a week after playing Murray State, you should know the Seminoles only scheduled it because they had to. Florida State was originally scheduled to play West Virginia, but after the Mountaineers moved to the Big 12 they had to drop a non-conference game. That game was the Florida State game, which left the Seminoles scrambling for an opponent.

And thus this Savannah State game was born.

The largest spread in college football history before this week came in 2007 when Hawaii was a 60-point favorite over Northern Colorado . Hawaii would win that game 63-6, and Northern Colorado would cover.

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Tom Fornelli has been a college football writer at CBS Sports since 2010. During his time at CBS, Tom has proven time and again that he hates your favorite team and thinks your rival is a paragon of football... Full Bio

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