Florida State released a statement late Friday confirming that Delaware State has verified its scholarship situation as eclipsing the 90-percent threshold, thus allowing the Noles' victory in the game count toward its bowl eligibility.

"Media reports suggesting otherwise failed to account for a long-standing NCAA rules interpretation that permits institutions to use academic scholarships and other forms of non-athletics institutional aid received by student-athletes in the computation of this requirement. These media reports represent incomplete information, as they only reflect athletics scholarships received."