- Aug 26, 2011
Because their conference championship is after when they start playoffs for FCS.
They needed to receive an at large bid to get in.
They did not receive a bid into the FCS playoffs
"Because the Celebration Bowl takes place during the FCS playoff tournament, neither the SWAC nor the MEAC can send their champion to the tournament. At the time the Celebration Bowl was inaugurated, the SWAC's regular season already extended too late into the year for its champion to enter the FCS playoffs, while the MEAC dropped its automatic bid to the FCS playoffs in order to send its champion to the Celebration Bowl."