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."
Florida State has confirmed it is bowl eligible, able to play in Independence Bowl
CBS Sports | Dec 23