And Florida State interim coach Odell Haggins told reporters after practice Thursday, "We're focused on this football team and being the best Florida state football team we can be", when asked about potentially not being eligible, according to the Sentinel.
Neither the Seminoles, ACC or NCAA noticed this, and the Independence Bowl extended an invitation to FSU.
The rules of bowl eligibility in college football are relatively straightforward, but sometimes six wins do not count as six wins.
However, as Reddit user bakonydraco noted in a harrowingly in-depth 1300-word post, FSU technically did not meet the requirements for bowl eligibility.
Under that scenario - and if the information is accurate - FSU's win over Delaware State should not have counted towards the Seminoles' bowl eligibility. But one of them, traditional powerhouse Florida State University, failed to reach eligibility and will play in one anyway thanks to a shrugging NCAA.
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With that win in a game that the Seminoles won't be bragging about having to play based on this season to forget, FSU was able to extend the modern record for consecutive bowl games - but one website is saying "not so fast" and arguing that something going on with a team the Noles beat this season means FSU football ISN'T bowl eligible after all. The Seminoles rescheduled the game, which had been postponed indefinitely due to Hurricane Irma, to give the players a chance to play their way into the postseason and continue the streak.
Unfortunately for the teams that weren't invited, the discovery was made a bit too late to make any changes, and FSU will still play in the Independence Bowl.
Delaware State handed over scholarship data to /r/CFB and after crunching the numbers, they found "the average of of grants-in-aid per year in football during a rolling two-year period is 54.815". He said only Wisconsin asked for verification of the numbers and that was done with a simple letter stating UNI was in compliance.
But Independence Bowl game officials still expect FSU to face Southern Miss on Wednesday.
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