Florida State Actually Isn't Bowl Eligible, Reddit Investigation Finds

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Neither the Seminoles, ACC or NCAA noticed this, and as a result, the Independence Bowl extended an invitation to Florida State while Buffalo, Western Michigan and UTSA will all miss out on bowls this season despite being eligible.

Reddit's investigation gained traction and a big reaction on social media, but Florida State issued a statement on Friday night to clear that up and confirm that the win counts as needed.

But as it turns out, the Seminoles should not be eligible to appear in their 36th straight bowl game.

Reddit College Football found that over the most recent two-year span, Delaware State only used 87 percent of the available scholarship grants-in-aid awarded to FCS teams, but in order for an FCS opponent to count toward an FBS team's bowl eligibility, the FCS team needs to use 90 percent of its scholarship grants-in-aid over a rolling two-year stretch.

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.

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FSU football haters are going to use something like this to use against the Seminoles to take away from one of the most impressive streaks in college football (with the next closest being 25 for Virginia Tech), but the Seminoles can be punished because the Hornets fell two scholarships short.

"This monumental error should have been caught at three levels: the school, conference and NCAA", a bowl industry source told McMurphy.

Six wins are what it takes to be bowl-eligible, with some leeway for five-win teams to enter the mix if there aren't enough six-win teams to fill the myriad of games. With a 16 point win over in-state rival and then-No. As this is less than 90%, Florida State can not count the Delaware State game through Exception 18.7.2.1.1.

"This is a matter between the NCAA, Florida State and Delaware State".

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