The NCAA released a statement Friday acknowledging that Georgia Tech has been granted its bowl-eligibility waiver. It clears the Yellow Jackets to play in a bowl game even if they lose to Florida State Saturday in the ACC title game in Charlotte, N.C. The news was broken Thursday night by cbssports.com.
“After reviewing the request from Georgia Tech, the NCAA staff granted the waiver based on the totality of circumstances. The waiver allows Georgia Tech to be considered for selection along with the other bowl-eligible teams. In consideration of the waiver request, staff noted that Georgia Tech finished the regular season with a 6-6 record, which would make the team bowl-eligible before being obligated to play in the conference championship game. This decision is consistent with the waiver provided to UCLA last year under similar conditions.”
Ken Sugiura, Georgia Tech blog