1987 Grambling State Tigers football team

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1987 Grambling State Tigers football
Conference Southwest Athletic Conference
1987 record 5–6 (3–4 SWAC)
Head coach Eddie Robinson
Home stadium Eddie Robinson Stadium
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The 1987 Grambling State Tigers football team represented Grambling State University as a member of the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) during the 1987 NCAA Division I-AA football season. The Tigers were led by head coach Eddie Robinson in his 45th year and finished the season with a record of five wins and six losses (5–6, 3–4 SWAC). The Tigers offense scored 278 points while the defense allowed 208 points.[1] The season saw the Tigers lose to Central State in the Whitney M. Young Urban League Classic at Yankee Stadium 37–21.[2] The game was the final football game played at "Old" Yankee Stadium.[3][4] The Tigers failed to get their first winning season since 1959.


Date Opponent Site Result
September 5 Alcorn State Independence StadiumShreveport. LA L 24–28  
September 12 vs. Central State (OH)* Yankee StadiumNew York, NY L 21–37  
September 26 Bethune-Cookman* Eddie Robinson StadiumGrambling, LA W 21–14  
October 3 vs. Prairie View A&M Cotton BowlDallas, TX W 28–7  
October 10 at Tennessee State* Dudley FieldNashville, TN W 51–9  
October 17 Mississippi Valley State Eddie Robinson Stadium • Grambling, LA W 45–14  
October 24 at Jackson State Mississippi Veterans Memorial StadiumJackson, MS L 17–31  
October 31 Texas Southern Eddie Robinson Stadium • Grambling, LA W 30–9  
November 7 at Alabama State Cramton BowlMontgomery, AL L 7–17  
November 14 South Carolina State* Eddie Robinson Stadium • Grambling, LA L 13–15  
November 28 vs. Southern Louisiana SuperdomeNew Orleans, LA (XIV Bayou Classic) L 21–27  
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from The Sports Network FCS Poll released prior to game.
  • Reference:[1]

Team Players in the NFL[edit]

Player Round Pick Position NFL Club
Curtis Maxey 8 195 Defensive Tackle Cincinnati Bengals
Johnny Carter 12 332 Defensive Tackle Denver Broncos
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  1. ^ a b "Grambling State University – 1987". College Football Reference. Retrieved October 25, 2013. 
  2. ^ Rhoden, William C. (September 13, 1987). "Central State runs by Grambling, 37–21". The New York Times. NYTimes.com. Retrieved October 24, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Grambling game shifted". The New York Times. NYTimes.com. July 19, 1988. Retrieved October 24, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Football Games at Yankee Stadium". LuckyShow.org. Retrieved October 25, 2013. 
  5. ^ "1988 NFL Draft". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved October 25, 2013.