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2016 Grambling State Tigers football team

The 2016 Grambling State Tigers football team represented Grambling State University in the 2016 NCAA Division I FCS football season. The Tigers were led by third year head coach Broderick Fobbs. They competed as members of the West Division of the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) and played their home games at Eddie Robinson Stadium in Grambling, Louisiana. They finished the season 12–1, 9–0 in SWAC play to be champions of the West Division. They represented the West Division in the SWAC Championship Game where they defeated Alcorn State. The Tigers also defeated MEAC champion North Carolina Central in the Celebration Bowl, earning their fifteenth black college football national championship.

2016 Grambling State Tigers football
Grambling State Tigers logo.svg
Black college football national champion
Celebration Bowl champion
SWAC champion
SWAC West Division champion
ConferenceSouthwestern Athletic Conference
DivisionWest Division
Ranking
STATSNo. 16
FCS CoachesNo. 15
2016 record12–1 (9–0 SWAC)
Head coachBroderick Fobbs (3rd season)
Offensive coordinatorEric Dooley (3rd season)
Defensive coordinatorEverett Todd (3rd season)
Base defense3-3-5
Home stadiumEddie Robinson Stadium
(Capacity: 23,200)
Seasons
← 2015
2017 →
2016 SWAC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
East
Alcorn State xy   5 4         5 6  
Alabama A&M   4 5         4 7  
Alabama State   3 6         4 7  
Jackson State   3 6         3 8  
Mississippi Valley State   1 8         1 10  
West
#16 Grambling State xy$   9 0         12 1  
Southern*   8 1         8 3  
Prairie View A&M   7 2         7 4  
Texas Southern   4 5         4 7  
Arkansas–Pine Bluff   1 8         1 10  
Championship: Grambling State 27, Alcorn State 20
December 3, 2016
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • y – Championship game participant
  • *Southern ineligible for postseason due to APR violations
Rankings from STATS FCS Poll

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 36:00 PMVirginia–Lynchburg*W 72–129,500
September 109:45 PMat Arizona*P12NL 21–3145,686
September 176:00 PMat Jackson StateESPN3W 35–1413,890
September 246:00 PMAlcorn State
  • Eddie Robinson Stadium
  • Grambling, LA
W 43–1814,126
October 13:00 PMvs. Prairie View A&MW 36–1653,182
October 222:00 PMat Mississippi Valley StateNo. 22W 59–103,879
October 292:00 PMArkansas–Pine Bluff No. 21
  • Eddie Robinson Stadium
  • Grambling, LA
W 70–018,543
November 52:00 PMat Alabama A&MNo. 21W 56–176,278
November 122:00 PMAlabama StateNo. 20
  • Eddie Robinson Stadium
  • Grambling, LA
W 21–015,043
November 192:00 PMat Texas SouthernNo. 17RSSWW 47–289,146
November 264:00 PMvs. SouthernNo. 16NBCSNW 52–3067,845
December 33:00 PMvs. Alcorn StateNo. 16ESPNUW 27–2024,917
December 173:00 PMvs. No. 20 North Carolina Central*No. 16ABCW 10–931,096
Schedule Source:[1]

Ranking movementsEdit

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Final 
STATS FCS RV RV RV RV RV RV 25 22 21 21 20 17 16 16 
Coaches RV RV RV NR NR 25 23 21 21 19 16 16 14 15

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2016 Grambling State Tigers Football Schedule". Grambling Athletics.