1977 Grambling State Tigers football team

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1977 Grambling State Tigers football
Black College Football National Champions
Southwestern Athletic Conference Champions
Mirage Bowl champions
Mirage Bowl, W 35–32 vs. Temple[1]
Conference Southwest Athletic Conference
1977 record 10–1 (6–0 SWAC)
Head coach Eddie Robinson
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 college 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.