1977 Grambling State Tigers football team
|1977 Grambling State Tigers football|
Black national champion
Mirage Bowl champion
|Conference||Southwestern Athletic Conference|
|1977 record||10–1 (6–0 SWAC)|
|Head coach||Eddie Robinson (35th year)|
|Home stadium||Grambling Stadium|
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.
|September 10||at Alcorn State||Henderson Stadium • Lorman, MS||W 42–17|
|September 17||vs. Morgan State*||Yankee Stadium • New York, NY||W 35–19|
|October 1||Prairie View A&M||Grambling Stadium • Grambling, LA||W 70–7|
|October 8||at Tennessee State*||Hale Stadium • Nashville, TN||L 8–26|
|October 15||Mississippi Valley State||Grambling Stadium • Grambling, LA||W 42–21|
|October 22||at Jackson State||Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium • Jackson, MS||W 34–7|
|October 29||at Texas Southern||Alexander Durley Sports Complex • Houston, 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 Superdome • New Orleans, LA (IV Bayou Classic)||W 55–20|
|December 11||vs. Temple*||Korakuen Stadium • Tokyo, JP (Mirage Bowl)||W 35–32|
|*Non-conference game. Homecoming. #Rankings from The Sports Network FCS Poll released prior to game.|
Team players drafted into the NFL
|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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- "Grambling State University – 1977". College Football Reference. Retrieved October 25, 2013.
- "1978 NFL Draft". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved October 25, 2013.