I’m going to say something you already know here: you’re only supposed to have 11 players on the field at any given time during a soccer game. While Notre Dame learned the hard way last week by only having 10 guys on its final defensive play against Ohio State, Florida did the exact opposite and had way too many players on the field as it was trying to stop Kentucky’s offense Saturday afternoon.
The catch: The outcome of the game was exactly the same as what happened to the Fighting Irish last week. As the Wildcats knocked on the door and sat there with a 23-7 lead, the Gator defense lined up with 13 players on the field. Sure, it’s extremely illegal, but that doesn’t matter. Kentucky lined up in the I formation, handed the ball to Ray Davis and let him go to work. Florida was able to get a little boost, but there was a hole there that Davis could hit and he took advantage of it to blast his way into the end zone.
By my calculations, Florida had six players at the line of scrimmage and seven players all around the end zone. This would be a good idea if it was legal or if it worked, but unfortunately for the Gators, neither of those things happened.