One hurdle preventing Georgia Tech representing the ACC in the Sun Bowl has been cleared.
The NCAA has granted the Yellow Jackets a waiver Thursday allowing them to be bowl eligible even if they fall to 6-7 with a loss to heavily favored Florida State in Saturday's ACC championship game.
NCAA rules require teams to have a winning record to go to a bowl unless an exemption is granted.
The Sun Bowl is required to take the loser of the ACC title game if that team falls to them, which Georgia Tech almost certainly would with a loss to Florida State, though the ACC and Georgia Tech could waive that.
Georgia Tech played in El Paso last year and the Sun Bowl has indicated it would prefer not to have the same team here two years in a row.