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|
|Conference||Southwestern Athletic Conference|
|2013 record||1–11 (1–8 SWAC)|
|Head coach||Doug Williams (9th season, first 2 games)|
George Ragsdale (interim games 3–7)
Dennis Winston (interim, games 8–12)
|Offensive coordinator||Vyron Brown (3rd season)|
|Home stadium||Eddie Robinson Stadium|
|2013 Southwestern Athletic Conference football standings|
|Jackson State xy||8||–||1||8||–||4|
|Mississippi Valley State*||2||–||7||2||–||9|
|Prairie View A&M||5||–||4||6||–||6|
|Championship: Southern 34, Jackson State 27 2OT|
December 7, 2013
Rankings from The Sports Network FCS Poll
Head coach Doug Williams' contract was bought out after the first two games of the season. He was replaced by interim head coach George Ragsdale, the team's running backs coach. Ragsdale was subsequently fired on October 17 after losing five games in a row and replaced with Dennis Winston as interim head coach. 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. As such, their game against the Tigers was forfeited. On October 22, the players officially ended their boycott, and the team returned to the field for their next game against Texas Southern University.
|August 31||6:00 PM||Alabama A&M||PSB Live||L 9–23||7,648|
|September 7||6:00 PM||at Louisiana–Monroe*||ESPN3||L 10–48||23,600|
|September 14||4:00 PM||vs. Lincoln (MO)*||L 34–47||20,176|
|September 21||5:00 PM||at Alabama State||L 21–52||11,751|
|September 28||6:00 PM||Lamar*||PSB Live||L 16–27||6,497|
|October 5||6:00 PM||vs. Prairie View A&M||L 3–31||27,745|
|October 12||4:00 PM||vs. Alcorn State||L 0–48||22,357|
|October 19||2:00 PM||at Jackson State||L Forfeit A|
|October 26||2:00 PM||Texas Southern||PSB Live||L 17–23 OT||7,670|
|November 2||2:00 PM||Mississippi Valley State||PSB Live||W 47–40||10,155|
|November 9||2:30 PM||at Arkansas–Pine Bluff||L 42–45||5,787|
|November 30||1:30 PM||vs. Southern||NBC||L 17–40||47,385|
- Schedule Source:
- "Doug Williams Says He's Been Fired by Grambling". USA Today. September 11, 2013. Retrieved October 17, 2013.
- "Dennis Winston Named Interim Coach". ESPN. ESPN.com news services. October 17, 2013. Retrieved October 17, 2013.
- 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.
- 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.
- "Grambling players end boycott". ESPN. ESPN.com news services. October 22, 2013. Retrieved October 28, 2013.
- "Broderick Fobbs to coach Grambling". ESPN.com. Associated Press. December 4, 2013. Retrieved December 4, 2013.
- "2013 Grambling State Tigers Football Schedule". Grambling Athletics. Retrieved July 2, 2013.