On This Date 10/5/1985

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Longtime Grambling State coach Eddie Robinson becomes the winningest coach in NCAA history, as the Tigers beat Prairie View A&M 27-7 at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas. It is the 324th win topping Paul “Bear” Bryant. Robinson would retire in 1997, with 408 wins. Joe Paterno would top his Division 1 record in 2011. Eddie Robinson still holds the FCS record for wins, as John Gagliardi, a Division 3 coach, has the overall record at 489.

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