The Florida State football team continued one of its storied traditions, clinching bowl eligibility during its regular season on Saturday. Now, the Seminoles turn their attention to prolonging another prestigious streak. Florida State will end its tumultuous season playing in its NCAA record 36th consecutive bowl game against Southern Mississippi in the Independence Bowl on Dec. 27 in Shreveport, La. Kickoff is at 1:30 p.m. and the game will air on ESPN. A win for the Seminoles (6-6) would also clinch the program’s 41st consecutive winning season. “We are honored to be playing in the Walk-On’s Independence Bowl and representing Florida State University in Shreveport,” interim head coach Odell Haggins said in a statement. “We are happy to extend our bowl streak that means so much to everyone associated with the program.” One of the quirkiest seasons in Florida State history began with a preseason No. 3 ranking and losing quarterback Deondre Francois for the season to a knee injury during the highly anticipated opener against then-No. 1 Alabama. After Hurricane Irma postponed games in Week 2 and 3, the Seminoles lost their first three home games of the season and dropped to 2-5 for the first time since legendary coach Bobby Bowden’s first season with the Seminoles in 1976. Then, in the midst of a strong finish with four wins in their final five games, Jimbo Fisher agreed to become coach at Texas A&M. Fisher accepted one of the richest contracts in college football history — a 10-year deal worth $75 million guaranteed. Florida State ended its regular season Saturday, the first game after Fisher resigned Friday to take his new post, with a 42-10 win over Louisiana Monroe. “It was just a roller coaster,” standout safety Derwin James said of his team’s season. “We went through a lot of adversity this year with injuries, hurricanes and different stuff. That’s no reason for excuses, no reason to point a finger at anyone. Being able to get through it and get this last home win to get to a bowl game was just a great feeling.” While Fisher wanted to coach FSU one last time, the Seminoles rallied around Haggins, the longest defensive tackles coach who served as a bridge for