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Old 12-15-2018, 04:56 PM
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There’s no penalty for having ten players on the field, but it’s a bad idea for obvious reasons. It happens, when there’s a mistake, especially during substitutions or putting special teams together for a play. I was just reading about “The Play”:
During that famous play, “Due to confusion, Cal took the field with only 10 men, one short of the regulation eleven, but still legal in American football.”

I’m assuming the loss you’re referencing happened during a pivotal play and not the entire game; now that would be implausible to the point of near impossibility.

Last edited by Atamasama; 12-15-2018 at 04:57 PM.