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The Grambling State Tigers are the college football team representing the Grambling State University. The Tigers play in NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision as a member of the Southwestern Athletic Conference. The prominence of Grambling football is longstanding.
The prominence of Grambling football is longstanding. The Tigers, under Hall of Fame coach Eddie Robinson (who guided them to 408 victories in 55 seasons from 1941 to 1942 and 1945 to 1997), were built as a small-school powerhouse with more than 200 players who played professional football.
On September 24, 1976, Grambling State and Morgan State became the first collegiate football teams from the United States to play a game in the continent of Asia. GSU defeated Morgan State 42–16 in Tokyo, Japan. In fall 1977, the GSU Tigers were invited back to Tokyo where they defeated Temple University 35–32 in the inaugural Mirage Bowl game.