2017 Grambling State Tigers football team
|2017 Grambling State Tigers football|
SWAC West Division champion
|Conference||Southwestern Athletic Conference|
|FCS Coaches||No. 14|
|2017 record||11–2 (7–0 SWAC)|
|Head coach||Broderick Fobbs (4th season)|
|Offensive coordinator||Eric Dooley (4th season)|
|Defensive coordinator||Everett Todd (4th season)|
|Home stadium||Eddie Robinson Stadium|
|2017 SWAC football standings|
|Alcorn State xy||5||–||2||7||–||5|
|Mississippi Valley State||1||–||6||2||–||9|
|No. 16 Grambling State xy$||7||–||0||11||–||2|
|Prairie View A&M||4||–||3||6||–||5|
|Championship: Grambling State 40, Alcorn State 32|
December 2, 2017
Rankings from STATS FCS Poll
The 2017 Grambling State Tigers football team represented Grambling State University in the 2017 NCAA Division I FCS football season. The Tigers were led by fourth-year head coach Broderick Fobbs and played their home games at Eddie Robinson Stadium in Grambling, Louisiana as members of the West Division of the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC). The Tigers finished the season 11–2, 7–0 in SWAC play to win the West Division. They defeated Alcorn State in the SWAC Championship Game, receiving the conference's bid to the Celebration Bowl where they lost to North Carolina A&T.
The Tigers were picked to finish first in the West Division.
|September 2||7:00 p.m.||at Tulane*||No. 21||ESPN3||L 14–43||15,940|
|September 9||6:00 p.m.||Northwestern State*||No. 24||W 23–10||12,689|
|September 16||6:00 p.m.||Jackson State*||No. 24||ESPN3||W 36–21||16,513|
|September 23||6:00 p.m.||at Mississippi Valley State||No. 22||W 38–6||2,374|
|September 30||3:30 p.m.||vs. Clark Atlanta*||No. 21||W 31–20||16,429|
|October 7||4:00 p.m.||vs. Prairie View A&M||No. 21||W 34–21||55,231|
|October 21||2:00 p.m.||Alcorn State||No. 17||SWAC DN||W 41–14||12,147|
|October 28||2:00 p.m.||Texas Southern||No. 15||W 50–24||18,350|
|November 4||2:30 p.m.||at Arkansas–Pine Bluff||No. 13||W 31–26||4,007|
|November 11||2:00 p.m.||at Alabama State||No. 13||SWAC DN||W 24–7||9,872|
|November 25||4:00 p.m.||vs. Southern||No. 13||NBCSN||W 30–21||66,650|
|December 2||3:30 p.m.||vs. Alcorn State||No. 13||ESPNU||W 40–32||24,610|
|December 16||12:00 p.m.||vs. No. 7 North Carolina A&T*||No. 13||ABC||L 14–21||25,873|
- Schedule Source:
- "SWAC releases 2017 preseason football team, predicted order of finish". HBCU Sports. Retrieved 2017-07-14.
- "Grambling St., Clark Atlanta to Face-Off in Chicago Football Classic". WMAQ. Retrieved June 2, 2017.
- "GSU moving Red River Classic from Shreveport to campus". USA Today. Retrieved May 4, 2017.
- "GSU Releases 2017 Football Schedule". Grambling Athletics. Retrieved March 27, 2017.