2019 Grambling State Tigers football team

The 2019 Grambling State Tigers football team represents Grambling State University in the 2019 NCAA Division I FCS football season. The Tigers are led by sixth-year head coach Broderick Fobbs and play their home games at Eddie Robinson Stadium in Grambling, Louisiana as members of the West Division of the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC).

2019 Grambling State Tigers football
Grambling State Tigers logo.svg
ConferenceSouthwestern Athletic Conference
DivisionWest Division
2019 record6–5 (4–3 SWAC)
Head coachBroderick Fobbs (6th season)
Offensive coordinatorMark Orlando (1st season)
Defensive coordinatorEverett Todd (6th season)
Home stadiumEddie Robinson Stadium
(Capacity: 23,200)
Seasons
← 2018
2020 →
2019 Southwestern Athletic Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
East Division
Alcorn State x$   6 1         9 4  
Alabama State   4 2         5 5  
Alabama A&M   4 3         7 5  
Jackson State   3 4         4 8  
Mississippi Valley State   1 6         2 9  
West Division
Southern x   6 1         8 5  
Grambling State   4 3         6 5  
Prairie View A&M   3 3         5 5  
Arkansas–Pine Bluff   3 4         6 5  
Texas Southern   0 7         0 11  
Championship: Alcorn State 39, Southern 24
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
As of February 25, 2020; Rankings from STATS FCS Poll

Previous seasonEdit

The Tigers finished the 2018 season 6–5, 4–3 in SWAC play to finish tied for second place in the West Division.

PreseasonEdit

Preseason pollsEdit

The SWAC released their preseason poll on July 16, 2019. The Tigers were picked to finish in third place in the West Division.[1]

West Division
Predicted finish Team Votes
1 Southern 90
2 Prairie View A&M 78
3 Grambling State 74
4 Texas Southern 34
5 Arkansas–Pine Bluff 24
East Division
Predicted finish Team Votes
1 Alcorn State 92
2 Alabama A&M 70
3 Jackson State 61
4 Alabama State 47
5 Mississippi Valley State 30

Preseason all–SWAC teamsEdit

The Tigers placed four players on the preseason all–SWAC teams.[1]

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
August 31 7:00 p.m. at Louisiana–Monroe* ESPN3 L 9–31 28,327
September 7 2:30 p.m. at Louisiana Tech* NFLN L 14–20 23,174
September 21 5:00 p.m. at Alabama State L 20–23 17,309
September 28 4:00 p.m. vs. Prairie View A&M L 36–4252,315
October 5 6:00 p.m. at Jackson State* ESPN3 W 44–21 32,265
October 12 2:00 p.m. Alabama A&M* W 23–10 9,072
October 26 1:00 p.m. at Arkansas–Pine Bluff W 39–33 7,513
November 2 2:00 p.m. Texas Southern 
  • Eddie Robsinson Stadium
  • Grambling, LA
W 55–20
November 9 2:00 p.m. Alcorn State
  • Eddie Robinson Stadium
  • Grambling, LA
ESPN3 W 19–16 OT
November 16 1:00 p.m. at Mississippi Valley State W 40–0
November 30 4:00 p.m. vs. Southern NBCSN L 28–30 70,112
  • *Non-conference game
  •  Homecoming
  • Rankings from STATS Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Central time
  • The Alabama A&M and Jackson State games are scheduled as non-conference games despite being members of the same conference.

Sources:[2][3][4]

Game summariesEdit

at Louisiana–MonroeEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
0–3 2013 L, 10–48
Grambling State at Louisiana–Monroe – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Tigers 6 3 009
Warhawks 7 10 7731

at JPS Field at Malone Stadium, Monroe, LA

  • Date: August 31
  • Game time: 7:00 p.m. CDT
  • Game weather: 93 °F (34 °C); clear
  • Game attendance: 28,327
  • Referee: Marshall Lewis
  • TV: ESPN3
  • [1] [2] [3]
Game information

at Louisiana TechEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
0–1 2010 L, 6–20
Grambling State at Louisiana Tech – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Tigers 0 0 7714
Bulldogs 7 13 0020

at Joe Aillet Stadium, Ruston, LA

  • Date: September 7
  • Game time: 2:30 p.m. CDT
  • Game weather: 98 °F (37 °C); sunny
  • Game attendance: 23,174
  • Referee: Kevin Randall
  • TV: NFL Network
  • [4] [5] [6]
Game information

at Alabama StateEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
28–12 2018 L, 0–34
Grambling State at Alabama State – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Tigers 7 3 10020
Hornets 3 7 7623

at New ASU Stadium, Montgomery, AL

  • Date: September 21
  • Game time: 5:00 p.m. CDT
  • Game weather: ;
Game information

vs. Prairie View A&MEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
51–18–2 2018 L, 16–22
Prairie View A&M vs. Grambling State – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Panthers 14 17 01142
Tigers 17 6 01336

at Cotton Bowl, Dallas, TX

  • Date: September 21
  • Game time: 4:00 p.m. CDT
  • Game weather: ;
Game information
 
Grambling in action against Prairie View

at Jackson StateEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
45–23–1 2017 W, 36–21
Grambling State at Jackson State – Game summary
1 2 34Total
GRAM Tigers 0 10 142044
JSU Tigers 0 7 7721

at Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium, Jackson, MS

  • Date: October 5
  • Game time: 6:00 p.m. CDT
  • Game weather: ;
Game information

Alabama A&MEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
21–7 2018 W, 29–16
Alabama A&M at Grambling State – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Bulldogs 0 0 10010
Tigers 0 7 31323

at Eddie Robinson Stadium, Grambling, LA

  • Date: October 12
  • Game time: 2:00 p.m. CDT
  • Game weather: ;
Game information

at Arkansas–Pine BluffEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
34–15–2 2018 W, 45–38
Grambling State at Arkansas–Pine Bluff – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Tigers 9 13 71039
Golden Lions 12 7 7733

at Golden Lion Stadium, Pine Bluff, AR

  • Date: October 26
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. CDT
  • Game weather: ;
Game information

Texas SouthernEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
48–18–3 2018 W, 34–21
Texas Southern at Grambling State – Game summary
1 2 34Total
TSU Tigers 0 14 6020
GRAM Tigers 21 20 01455

at Eddie Robinson Stadium, Grambling, LA

  • Date: November 2
  • Game time: 2:00 p.m. CDT
  • Game weather: ;
Game information

Alcorn StateEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
48–21–1 2018 L, 26–33
Alcorn State at Grambling State – Game summary
1 2 34OTTotal
Braves 0 10 60016
Tigers 0 10 06319

at Eddie Robinson Stadium, Grambling, LA

  • Date: November 9
  • Game time: 2:00 p.m. CDT
  • Game weather: ;
Game information

at Mississippi Valley StateEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
53–5–2 2018 W, 24–19
Grambling State at Mississippi Valley State – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Tigers 14 3 101340
Delta Devils 0 0 000

at Rice–Totten Stadium, Itta Bena, MS

  • Date: November 16
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. CDT
  • Game weather: ;
Game information

vs. SouthernEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
32–37–1 2018 L, 28–38
Southern vs. Grambling State – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Tigers 3 14 7630
Jaguars 7 14 0728

at Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, LA

  • Date: November 30
  • Game time: 4:00 p.m. CDT
  • Game weather: ;
  • TV: NBC Sports Network
Game information

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "#SWACMD19: SWAC Releases 2019 Preseason All-SWAC Football Teams and Predicted Order of Finish". swac.org. Southwestern Athletic Conference. Retrieved August 23, 2019.
  2. ^ "2019 Football Schedule". Grambling State University Athletics. Retrieved August 24, 2019.
  3. ^ "2019 Grambling State Football Schedule". FBSchedules.com. Retrieved August 24, 2019.
  4. ^ "Grambling State Announces 2019 Football Schedule". GSUTigers.com. February 4, 2019. Retrieved November 18, 2019.