Florida State vs. Southern Miss

Glen Mclaughlin
December 23, 2017

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

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.

P.J. Savoy scored 17 points and 24th-ranked Florida State made 19 3-pointers as it closed nonconference play with a 98-45 victory over Southern Mississippi on Thursday. It extended the program's nation-leading bowl game streak to 36 years.

With that number being at 87 percent, Delaware State cannot be counted by a FBS school (FSU football) for the sake of bowl eligibility - meaning the Seminoles are 6-6 on the field, but 5-6 when it comes to counting toward bowl games.

Florida State is scheduled to play Southern Miss Wednesday in the Independence Bowl, even if the 6-6 Seminoles may not actually be bowl eligible, according to a report from Reddit.

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

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Delaware State is an FCS school, and NCAA rules state that an FBS team's win over an FCS school can only count towards their bowl eligibility if that FCS school has "awarded at least 90% of the FCS scholarship limit". It's too late to do anything now, they'll still play in the game. That said, OH stumbled into the postseason having last two games in a row... and they've also lost three bowls game in a row... and, dammit, UAB is just too good of s story for it to end any other way than with a win. 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.

"He's doing exactly his job, and I feel like he wants to implement a relationship with the players", defensive tackle Walvenski Aime said.

FSU wide receivers coach and co-offensive coordinator Lawrence Dawsey will not be retained by new head coach Willie Taggart.

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

Stefan Nolet, the media relations director for the Independence Bowl, told the Sentinel, "This is a matter between the NCAA, Florida State and Delaware State".

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