When college football fans think of the SEC, it’s safe to say smashmouth, physical defenses come to mind.
However, the conference has a long history of offensive firepower as well, with each of the 14 teams having at least one incredible scoring performance in its SEC history.
Here’s a look at each team’s best offensive showing, from Ole Miss’s record back in 1935 to Mizzou’s impressive outburst just last season, based on the SEC Media Guide.
Alabama: 89 points vs. Delta State in 1951
The Crimson Tide kicked their 1951 season off with a bang, rolling Delta State 89-0. The game was played in Montgomery, part of a stretch when Alabama was playing home games in four cities across the state.
Arkansas: 73 vs. Nicholls State in 2014
Interestingly, the Georgia Bulldogs had a much more difficult time with Nicholls in 2016, barely holding on for a 26-24 victory. The Hogs, on the other hand, picked up an easy 73-7 victory two years earlier.
Auburn: 76 vs. Chattanooga in 1995
The Mocs are no stranger to SEC competition, as they lost to Alabama last year and are scheduled to play LSU this fall, but on this day in 1995, they were quite overmatched by the Tigers, who won 76-10 at Jordan-Hare Stadium.
Florida: 82 points vs. Central Michigan in 1997
No Danny Wuerffel, no problem. The year after winning the national championship under coach Steve Spurrier, the Gators got off to another hot start, crushing Central Michigan 82-6 under new QB Doug Johnson. The Gators rolled up 708 yards of total offense.
Georgia: 81 points vs. Mercer in 1941
Fun fact: Mercer did away with football after the 1941 season, only bringing it back recently — in 2013. Maybe Nick Saban and the Tide will go a little easier on Mercer when they meet Nov. 18 at Bryant-Denny.
Kentucky: 83 points vs. North Dakota in 1950
The Wildcats put on a show in Lexington on Nov. 18, 1950, in their 83-0 victory. The Wildcats were ranked No. 5 and climbed as high as No. 3 that season under a coach you might have heard about — Bear Bryant. He led Kentucky to an 11-1 mark — most wins in program history — and only Sugar Bowl victory.
LSU: 93 points vs. Southwestern Louisiana in 1936
LSU not only has the most points of any team on this list, but also the most-lopsided victory as it beat the school that eventually became Louisiana-Lafayette 93-0 — one of five shutouts the defense posted that season.
Mississippi State: 69 points vs. Murray State in 1946
The Bulldogs had four higher scoring games before the SEC was formed in 1933 — including 82 against Howard in 1910 — but Murray State represents their record as a conference member.
Missouri: 79 points vs. Delaware State in 2016
You don’t have to go back too far to find Mizzou’s record, as the Tigers blasted the Hornets 79-0 in Week 4 last season. (That’s also the program record, regardless of conference affiliation.) QB Drew Lock threw for 402 yards, five touchdowns and no interceptions in his best performance of the year.
Ole Miss: 92 points vs. West Tennessee in 1935
Fun fact: West Tennessee’s team name was the “Teachers,” but it was Ole Miss that provided the lesson on that day in 1935, cruising to a 92-0 victory.
South Carolina: 77 vs. Kent State in 1995
The 1995 season was mostly forgettable for the Gamecocks, who went 4-6-1, but when they won, they won big. In addition to beating Kent State 77-14, South Carolina also won games in which it scored 68, 65 and 52 points. Long before the SEC was formed and almost 90 before they joined the SEC, the Gamecocks scored a program record 89 points against Welsh Neck in 1903.
Tennessee: 70 vs. Louisiana-Monroe in 2000
This was a non-conference game in which the Volunteers were never threatened, so nearly everyone in uniform got to play. Seven Volunteers scored touchdowns in the 70-3 win.
Texas A&M: 73 vs. Lamar in 2014
This 73-3 victory over the overmatched Cardinals was the second game of the short-lived “Kenny Trill” era in College Station. Hill threw for 283 yards and four touchdowns before Kyle Allen came in to finish the game. The Aggies’ all-time scoring record is 110, against Daniel Baker in 1920.
Vanderbilt: 68 vs. Tennessee Tech in 1947
The Commodores defeated Northwestern 3-0 in Week 1 and shut out Auburn 28-0 in Week 6, but their Week 7 shutout of Tennessee Tech was special, as they scored 68 points in front of their home fans.