2013 Grambling State Tigers football team

The 2013 Grambling State Tigers football team represented Grambling State University in the 2013 NCAA Division I FCS football season. The Tigers were led by head coach Doug Williams in the third season of his second tenure as head coach and ninth overall after coaching the Tigers from 1998 to 2003. They competed as a member of the West Division of the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) and played their home games at Eddie Robinson Stadium in Grambling, Louisiana. The Tigers finished the season with a 1–11 record.

2013 Grambling State Tigers football
Grambling State Tigers logo.svg
ConferenceSouthwestern Athletic Conference
DivisionWest Division
2013 record1–11 (1–8 SWAC)
Head coachDoug Williams (9th season, first 2 games)
George Ragsdale (interim games 3–7)
Dennis Winston (interim, games 8–12)
Offensive coordinatorVyron Brown (3rd season)
Home stadiumEddie Robinson Stadium
(Capacity: 23,200)
Seasons
← 2012
2014 →
2013 Southwestern Athletic Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
East
Jackson State xy   8 1         8 4  
Alcorn State   7 2         9 3  
Alabama State*   7 2         8 4  
Alabama A&M   4 5         4 8  
Mississippi Valley State*   2 7         2 9  
West
Southern xy$   7 2         9 4  
Prairie View A&M   5 4         6 6  
Arkansas–Pine Bluff   2 7         2 9  
Texas Southern*   2 7         2 9  
Grambling State   1 8         1 11  
Championship: Southern 34, Jackson State 27 2OT
December 7, 2013
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • y – Championship game participant
  • Texas Southern was ineligible for the SWAC Championship due to failing to fulfill NCAA graduation rate requirement (2012), repeated infractions, and lying to NCAA about self-imposed restrictions (2013 & 2014)
    • Alabama State and Mississippi Valley State were ineligible for the SWAC Championship due to Academic Progress Rate sanctions, pending appeal
Rankings from The Sports Network FCS Poll

Head coach Doug Williams' contract was bought out after the first two games of the season.[1] He was replaced by interim head coach George Ragsdale, the team's running backs coach.[1] Ragsdale was subsequently fired on October 17 after losing five games in a row and replaced with Dennis Winston as interim head coach.[2] In response to a number of players being dissatisfied with the conditions of the facility and practices of the athletic department, Grambling State refused to play the October 19 game against Jackson State University.[3][4] As such, their game against the Tigers was forfeited.[3][4] On October 22, the players officially ended their boycott, and the team returned to the field for their next game against Texas Southern University.[5]

On December 4, 2013, Broderick Fobbs was introduced as Winston's replacement as full-time head coach of the Tigers.[6]

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
August 316:00 PMAlabama A&MPSB LiveL 9–237,648
September 76:00 PMat Louisiana–Monroe*ESPN3L 10–4823,600
September 144:00 PMvs. Lincoln (MO)*L 34–4720,176
September 215:00 PMat Alabama StateL 21–5211,751
September 286:00 PMLamar*
  • Eddie Robinson Stadium
  • Grambling, LA
PSB LiveL 16–276,497
October 56:00 PMvs. Prairie View A&ML 3–3127,745
October 124:00 PMvs. Alcorn StateL 0–4822,357
October 192:00 PMat Jackson StateL Forfeit A
October 262:00 PMTexas Southern
  • Eddie Robinson Stadium
  • Grambling, LA
PSB LiveL 17–23 OT7,670
November 22:00 PMMississippi Valley State 
  • Eddie Robinson Stadium
  • Grambling, LA
PSB LiveW 47–4010,155
November 92:30 PMat Arkansas–Pine BluffL 42–455,787
November 301:30 PMvs. SouthernNBCL 17–4047,385
  • *Non-conference game
  •  Homecoming
  • All times are in Central time
Schedule Source:[7]
  • ^A October 19's game against Jackson State was forfeited due to Grambling State players refusing to travel to Jackson State.[3][4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Doug Williams Says He's Been Fired by Grambling". USA Today. September 11, 2013. Retrieved October 17, 2013.
  2. ^ "Dennis Winston Named Interim Coach". ESPN. ESPN.com news services. October 17, 2013. Retrieved October 17, 2013.
  3. ^ a b c Bromberg, Nick (October 18, 2013). "Grambling State Players Don't Board Buses to Travel to Jackson State, Game is Forfeited". Yahoo! Sports. Retrieved October 18, 2013.
  4. ^ a b c Iles, Trey (October 18, 2013). "Grambling State University Football Forced to Forfeit Game vs. Jackson State". The Times-Picayune. New Orleans. Retrieved October 18, 2013.
  5. ^ "Grambling players end boycott". ESPN. ESPN.com news services. October 22, 2013. Retrieved October 28, 2013.
  6. ^ "Broderick Fobbs to coach Grambling". ESPN.com. Associated Press. December 4, 2013. Retrieved December 4, 2013.
  7. ^ "2013 Grambling State Tigers Football Schedule". Grambling Athletics. Retrieved July 2, 2013.