2013 Grambling State Tigers football team
|2013 Grambling State Tigers football|
|Conference||Southwestern Athletic Conference West Division|
|2013 record||1–11 (1–8 SWAC)|
|Head coach||Doug Williams (first 2 games, 3rd, 9th overall)
George Ragsdale (games 3–7)
Dennis Winston (games 8–12) (Interim HC 1st year)
|Offensive coordinator||Vyron Brown|
|Defensive coordinator||Cliff Yoshida|
|Home stadium||Eddie Robinson Stadium
|2013 SWAC football standings|
|Jackson State xy||8||–||1||8||–||4|
|Mississippi Valley State*||2||–||7||2||–||9|
|Prairie View A&M||5||–||4||6||–||6|
|Championship: December 7, 2013|
|† – Conference champion
x – Division champion/co-champions
y – Championship game participant
The 2013 Grambling State Tigers football team represented Grambling State University in the 2013 NCAA Division I FCS football season. The Tigers were led by head coach Doug Williams in the third season of his second tenure as head coach and ninth overall after coaching the Tigers from 1998 to 2003. They competed as a member of the West Division of the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) and played their home games at Eddie Robinson Stadium in Grambling, Louisiana. The Tigers finished the season with a 1–11 record.
Head coach Doug Williams' contract was bought out after the first two games of the season. He was replaced by interim head coach George Ragsdale, the team's running backs coach. Ragsdale was subsequently fired on October 17 after losing five games in a row and replaced with Dennis Winston as interim head coach. In response to a number of players being dissatisfied with the conditions of the facility and practices of the athletic department, Grambling State refused to play the October 19 game against Jackson State University. As such, their game against the Tigers was forfeited. On October 22, the players officially ended their boycott, and the team returned to the field for their next game against Texas Southern University.
|August 31||6:00 PM||Alabama A&M||Eddie Robinson Stadium • Grambling, LA||L 9–23||7,648|
|September 7||6:00 PM||at Louisiana–Monroe*||Malone Stadium • Monroe, LA||ESPN3||L 10–48||23,600|
|September 14||4:00 PM||vs. Lincoln (MO)*||Arrowhead Stadium • Kansas City, MO||L 34–47||20,176|
|September 21||5:00 PM||at Alabama State||The New ASU Stadium • Montgomery, AL||L 21–52||11,751|
|September 28||6:00 PM||Lamar*||Eddie Robinson Stadium • Grambling, LA||L 16–27||6,497|
|October 5||6:00 PM||vs. Prairie View A&M||Cotton Bowl • Dallas, TX (State Fair Classic)||L 3–31||27,745|
|October 12||4:00 PM||vs. Alcorn State||Lucas Oil Stadium • Indianapolis, IN (Circle City Classic)||L 0–48||22,357|
|October 19||2:00 PM||at Jackson State||Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium • Jackson, MS||L Forfeit A|
|October 26||2:00 PM||Texas Southern||Eddie Robinson Stadium • Grambling, LA||L 17–23 OT||7,670|
|November 2||2:00 PM||Mississippi Valley State||Eddie Robinson Stadium • Grambling, LA||W 47–40||10,155|
|November 9||2:30 PM||at Arkansas–Pine Bluff||Golden Lion Stadium • Pine Bluff, AR||L 42–45||5,787|
|November 30||1:30 PM||vs. Southern||Mercedes-Benz Superdome • New Orleans, LA (XL State Farm Bayou Classic)||NBC||L 17–40||47,385|
|*Non-conference game. Homecoming. #Rankings from The Sports Network FCS Poll released prior to game. All times are in Central Time. All dates, times and TV are tentative and subject to change.|
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- ^A October 19's game against Jackson State was forfeited due to Grambling State players refused to travel to Jackson State.
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