Technically, Florida State shouldn't be playing in a bowl game this year

Florida State Isn't Eligible For A Bowl Game But Will Play One Anyway Because NCAA Says So

At this point, there's no turning back from Florida State playing in a bowl. The Seminoles limped to 5-6, and hastily rescheduled a game against Louisiana-Monroe that was originally cancelled because of Hurricane Irma just to reach six wins.

But a possible administrative error, apparently discovered by a user of the website Reddit, is calling into question whether the Seminoles' victory against Delaware State should count toward the NCAA's bowl-eligibility requirement. 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.

Florida State reached six wins this season by winning its last three games, including one against Louisiana-Monroe that was rescheduled for December 2 after being indefinitely postponed due to Hurricane Irma. And smartly. As he brought up multiple times, recruits want to know who they're going to play for.

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.

Florida State notably had to scramble to get to bowl eligibility this year.

College football insider Brett McMurphy was able to later confirm the report, with Florida State's inclusion in a bowl game being called a "monumental oversight" that should have been caught at three levels. "We're continuing preparations for our game", Stefan Nolet, public and media relations director for the Independence Bowl, told the Orlando Sentinel.

It's extremely unlikely that FSU would be denied a chance to play in the bowl game.

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

Florida State: The Seminoles have won 27 straight at home, which is the third-longest current streak in Division I behind Cincinnati (32) and SMU (31).

In the weird and freaky winding road that has been the Florida State Seminoles 2017 season, this latest development nearly seems fitting.

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