As questions surround Florida State's bowl eligibility, Independence Bowl will go on

Florida State refutes report that team isn't bowl eligible

"But also understand the Florida State way of doing things". Head coach Jimbo Fisher departed for Texas A&M prior to the regular season finale against Louisiana Monroe, a game that was postponed from September due to Hurricane Irma and the Seminoles won to reach a.500 record.

Thomas played in all 12 games this season, leading the Seminoles in tackles with 85.

The good news is that Florida State does get a tune-up game with the Southern Miss Eagles at home.

Under that scenario - and if the information is accurate - FSU's win over Delaware State should not have counted towards the Seminoles' bowl eligibility.

Reddit received data from Delaware State confirming that the school was actually under that limit (87-percent) and therefore Florida State's win over the school shouldn't be counted towards bowl eligibility under NCAA rules.

The 6-6 Florida State Seminoles are now preparing to face Southern Mississippi in the Independence Bowl on December 27th, but very detailed report posted on Reddit questions whether Florida State is officially bowl eligible, just days before the game.

Dawsey, who has been with the Seminoles for 11 years and also played at FSU, was informed of the decision Thursday.

The report focuses on Florida State's 77-6 win over FCS team Delaware State on November 18.


For the Seminoles it's a stroke of luck that will allow them to continue their bowl streak, albeit with an asterisk.

FSU is expected to use around 3,000 of its bowl allotment 6,000 tickets, according to school officials.

However, after receiving data from Delaware State, Reddit reports that Delaware State had not awarded more than 90 percent of its scholarships, thus rendering Florida State's win over them as one that, by rule, does not count toward bowl eligibility.

"I don't know anything about that", he said.

Taggart had put together a top-five recruiting class (that has since dipped considerably) at OR before taking the Florida State job.

This means that they were not in compliance with Exception 18.7.2.1.1 in the NCAA Division I Manual.

But a Reddit user has taken a closer look at Florida State's bowl eligibility this year, and poked a big hole in it.

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