1997 Grambling State Tigers football team

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1997 Grambling State Tigers football
Conference Southwest Athletic Conference
1997 record 3–8 (2–5 SWAC)
Head coach Eddie Robinson (55th year)
Home stadium Eddie Robinson Stadium
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The 1997 Grambling State Tigers football team represented Grambling State University as a member of the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) during the 1997 NCAA Division I-AA football season. The Tigers were led by head coach Eddie Robinson in his 55th year and finished the season with a record of three wins and eight losses (3–8, 2–5 SWAC). The Tigers offense scored 187 points while the defense allowed 258 points.[1]

This was Eddie Robinson's final season as head coach.[2] Robinson spent fifty-six years as the head coach at historically black Grambling State University in Grambling in Lincoln Parish in northern Louisiana, from 1941 through 1997.[2]


Date Opponent Site Result
September 6 at Alcorn State Jack Spinks StadiumLorman, MS L 20–44  
September 20 at Langston* Taft StadiumOklahoma City, OK W 20–0  
September 27 Hampton* Independence StadiumShreveport, LA L 7–42  
October 4 vs. Prairie View A&M Cotton BowlDallas, TX W 33–6  
October 11 Mississippi Valley State Eddie Robinson StadiumGrambling, LA W 20–13  
October 18 Arkansas–Pine Bluff Independence Stadium • Shreveport, LA L 16–22  
October 25 at Jackson State Mississippi Veterans Memorial StadiumJackson, MS L 0–23  
November 1 Texas Southern Eddie Robinson Stadium • Grambling, LA L 16–21  
November 8 at Alabama State Cramton BowlMontgomery, AL[A 1] L 13–20  
November 15 North Carolina A&T Eddie Robinson Stadium • Grambling, LA L 35–37  
November 29 vs. Southern Louisiana SuperdomeNew Orleans, LA (XXIV Bayou Classic) L 7–30  
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from The Sports Network FCS Poll released prior to game.
  • Reference:[1]

Team players in the NFL[edit]


  1. ^ This game was originally scheduled to be played at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California, but moved to Montgomery due to low ticket sales and a lack of up-front money from the promoters.[3]


  1. ^ a b DeLassus, David. "Grambling State Yearly Results: 1995–1999". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved October 25, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Ex-Grambling coach Robinson dead at 88". ESPN.com. Associated Press. April 4, 2007. Retrieved October 25, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Grambling–Alabama State is moved from Rose Bowl". Los Angeles Times. LATimes.com. Associated Press. September 18, 1997. Retrieved October 25, 2013. 
  4. ^ "1998 NFL Draft". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved October 25, 2013.