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Grambling State University Football to Play Ohio State in 2025

Grambling State University Football to Play Ohio State in 2025

NEW ORLEANS, LA – NOVEMBER 24: during the 45th annual State Farm Bayou Classic game between the Southern Jaguars and the Grambling State Tigers on Saturday, November 24, 2018, at the Mercedes-Benz Super Dome in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Nick Tre. Smith/Icon Sportswire)

GRAMBLING, La. | For the first time in school history, the Grambling State University football team will travel to Columbus, Ohio to take on Ohio State on Sept. 6, 2025. It will also be the first time that GSU faces a member of the Big Ten Conference. 
The game features two of the most historic football brands in college football history. Grambling State boasts 27 Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) Championships, and 16 Black College National Titles and has produced four Pro Football Hall of Famers in Willie Brown, Buck Buchanan, Willie Davis, and Charlie Joiner.

The Tigers also cultivated Super Bowl XXII MVP Doug Williams, James “Shack” Harris, and the first player to be drafted to the NFL, Paul “Tank” Younger. 

“This is another example of us being able to showcase our brand to a national audience,” said Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics Dr. Travyean D. Scott.

“We are thrilled that our players and fans will get to experience a matchup between two of the most storied football programs in the country. When you think of college football, Grambling State and Ohio State are two of the names that many think of immediately.  This contest will allow our both fan bases to experience the cultural and athletic excellence of both institutions.”
GSU is also known for legendary head football coach Eddie Robinson, who built the Grambling State University football program from the ground up, winning 408 games during his tenure. 
Ohio State has won eight national titles, 42 conference crowns, seven Heisman trophy winners, and has produced 10 Pro Football Hall of Famers. 
For complete coverage of Grambling State athletics, please follow the Tigers on social media at @GSU_Tigers (Twitter), /gsu_tigers1 (Facebook), @gramblingathletics (Instagram), or visit the official home of Grambling State Athletics at

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