Looks like Florida State should not be bowl eligible this year

Looks like Florida State should not be bowl eligible this year

"But also understand the Florida State way of doing things".

Southern Miss: The Golden Eagles came into the game averaging the fourth-fewest turnovers in Division I (8.8 per game) but committed a season-high 19 against FSU.

But the bowl could also present its fair share of difficulty as the Seminoles aim to clinch a 7-6 record and the 41st consecutive winning season in program history. But had the report surfaced earlier in the season, Florida State would likely have missed out on a bowl to the three remaining FBS teams who reached 6 wins but were left out of bowl slots due to the total amount of bowl-eligible teams this season.

The rules of bowl eligibility in college football are relatively straightforward, but sometimes six wins do not count as six wins.

Florida State should not be bowl eligible, but the Seminoles will play Wednesday in the Independence Bowl despite an embarrassing clerical oversight.

FSU's 77-6 home win against Delaware State on November 18 should not have counted towards the Seminoles' bowl eligibility, according to a report from Reddit College Football. Schools are allowed to count one FCS win towards its six-win minimum for bowl eligibility, but that FCS school reportedly must have a 90 percent scholarship threshold. "We're continuing preparations for our game", Stefan Nolet, public and media relations director for the Independence Bowl, told the Orlando Sentinel. On Facebook, McMurphy noted the reason the Seminoles were ineligible was because one of their opponents, Delaware State, did not have enough scholarship grants-in-aid over two years, which discounts the 'Noles win and makes them 5-6. He said only Wisconsin asked for verification of the numbers and that was done with a simple letter stating UNI was in compliance.

FSU wide receiver Nyqwan Murray discusses Willie Taggart's hiring and how the Seminoles are preparing the Independence Bowl against Southern Miss on December 27, while speaking to media on Tuesday.

Florida State's most notable assistant coach, is leaving the school to reunite with former head coach Jimbo Fisher.

Instead, it's just the latest bad news for Florida State.

A weird story broke on Thursday night regarding Florida State's upcoming participation in the Independence Bowl.

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