San Jose State is one of three NCAA schools being rewarded for its work in the classroom, not for what they did on the football field.
SJSU, Nebraska and Minnesota were the three 5-7 teams needed to fill out the record 80 bowl slots.
San Jose State will travel across the country to meet Georgia State (6-6) in the Cure Bowl on Dec. 19 in Orlando, Florida.
From 2001 through 2014, a total of four teams went to bowls with losing records.
But this year only 77 teams had at least six victories and a .500 record — the minimum to be eligible for a bowl — so the three 5-7s received bids.
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