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#24 Florida State makes 19 threes in rout of Southern Miss

#24 Florida State makes 19 threes in rout of Southern Miss

At this point, there's no turning back from Florida State playing in a bowl.

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.

FSU reached the bowl on the strength of their 6-6 record. "It's too late to do anything now, they'll still play in the game".

/r/CFB bases its report on NCAA rules that state a win by an FBS team (FSU) over and FCS team (in this case Delaware State) only counts toward bowl eligibility if the FCS team is utilizing at least 90% of its scholarship limit.

FSU stands at 6-6 entering the bowl game, including five wins over FBS programs and one victory over Delaware State, an FCS school.

Florida State is scheduled to take on Southern Mississippi in the Independence Bowl in Shreveport, Louisiana, on Wednesday.

Just finishing the 2017 season - period - will likely be a relief to Florida State fans.

As of Friday afternoon, none of Florida State, Delaware State, the Atlantic Coast Conference or the NCAA had responded to requests for comment. "We're continuing preparations for our game", Stefan Nolet, public and media relations director for the Independence Bowl, told the Orlando Sentinel.

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Regardless, its quite the scenario, especially considering that Florida State had to win its final three games to secure bowl eligibility, including the rescheduled game against ULM.

Quarterbacks coach Randy Sanders, who was introduced as East Tennessee State's new football coach Sunday, will remain with the team and call offensive plays during the bowl game, while defensive coordinator Charles Kelly is also in tow after interviewing for the same job with Colorado State last week.

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

"I just wanted to make sure I get the right guys", Taggart said.

"The most obvious is that Florida State applies for a Waiver under 18.7.2.1.1.1".

Florida State: Opens Atlantic Coast Conference play on December 30 at fourth-ranked Duke.

"We're focused on this football team and being the best Florida state football team we can be", interim coach Odell Haggins said after Thursday's practice.