Grambling State eyes SWAC repeat in 2017

(STATS) - Grambling State will both open and close its regular season in New Orleans with an eye toward repeating as the SWAC champion.

The Tigers will kick off their 11-game schedule with a matchup at Tulane on Sept. 2. Coach Broderick Fobbs' team will face archrival Southern in the Bayou Classic on Nov. 25 at the Mercedes Superdome.

Last year, Grambling went 11-1, winning the SWAC championship game before going on to capture the second annual Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl against MEAC champ North Carolina Central.

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2017 Grambling State schedule

Sept. 2, at Tulane

Sept. 9, Northwestern State*

Sept. 16, Jackson State*

Sept. 23, at Mississippi Valley State*

Sept. 30, Clark Atlanta (site TBA)

Oct. 7, Prairie View A&M* (at Dallas)

Oct. 21, Alcorn State*

Oct. 28, Texas Southern* (site TBA)

Nov. 4, at Arkansas-Pine Bluff

Nov. 11, at Alabama State*

Nov. 25, Southern* (at New Orleans)

* - SWAC game

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