1977 Grambling State Tigers football team

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1977 Grambling State Tigers football
Black national champion
SWAC champion
Mirage Bowl champion
Mirage Bowl, W 35–32 vs. Temple[1]
Conference Southwestern Athletic Conference
1977 record 10–1 (6–0 SWAC)
Head coach Eddie Robinson (35th year)
Home stadium Grambling Stadium
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The 1977 Grambling State Tigers football team represented Grambling State University as a member of the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) during the 1977 NCAA Division I football season. The Tigers were led by head coach Eddie Robinson in his 35th year and finished the season with a record of ten wins and one loss (10–1, 6–0 SWAC), as SWAC champions, black college football national champions and with a victory over Temple in the Mirage Bowl. The Tigers offense scored 462 points while the defense allowed 175 points.[2]


Date Opponent Site Result
September 10 at Alcorn State Henderson StadiumLorman, MS W 42–17  
September 17 vs. Morgan State* Yankee StadiumNew York, NY W 35–19  
October 1 Prairie View A&M Grambling StadiumGrambling, LA W 70–7  
October 8 at Tennessee State* Hale StadiumNashville, TN L 8–26  
October 15 Mississippi Valley State Grambling Stadium • Grambling, LA W 42–21  
October 22 at Jackson State Mississippi Veterans Memorial StadiumJackson, MS W 34–7  
October 29 at Texas Southern Alexander Durley Sports ComplexHouston, TX W 28–14  
November 5 Langston* Grambling Stadium • Grambling, LA W 65–0  
November 12 at Norfolk State* Norfolk, VA W 48–12  
November 19 vs. Southern Louisiana SuperdomeNew Orleans, LA (IV Bayou Classic) W 55–20  
December 11 vs. Temple* Korakuen StadiumTokyo, JP (Mirage Bowl) W 35–32  
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from The Sports Network FCS Poll released prior to game.
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Team players drafted into the NFL[edit]

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Doug Williams Quarterback 1 17 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Carols Pennywell Wide Receiver 3 77 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Robert Woods Tackle 5 134 Kansas City Chiefs
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  1. ^ "Williams, Grambling pull out a thriller at Tokyo". St. Petersburg Times. Google News Archives. Associated Press. December 12, 1977. p. 11C. Retrieved October 25, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Grambling State University – 1977". College Football Reference. Retrieved October 25, 2013. 
  3. ^ "1978 NFL Draft". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved October 25, 2013.