Originally written on Diehardsport  |  Last updated 10/25/12
The reason why Southern Cal should be under investigation for this, and should have been penalized during the game is due to the fact that they had two players wearing the same jersey.  Not just the same number, the same jersey.It’s typical to see duplicate numbers on the field, and with teams having 100 players or more (including walk-ons), they pretty much have to.  The only rule is that the players with the same number can’t be on the field at the same time, which usually means that teams have a player on the offensive and defensive side of the ball with the same.  This way they don’t get players confused or mixed up.For example, on USC quarterback Matt Barkley wears #7 and so does their star All-American safety TJ McDonald.  The instance that is being called into question though is when their backup quarterback Cody Kessler and their punter Kyle Negrete.Kessler is normally #6, but for their win on Saturday against Colorado, he was seen wearing #35 (Negrete’s number).  Kessler we...
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