It's a moot point now, but East Carolina likely saved somebody's arse by scoring on the last play in Sunday's wild 51-49 victory against Tulsa.
Justin Jones used his 6-foot-8 frame to soar above Golden Hurricane defenders and snare the winning pass in the end zone, video of which you can watch here. But as you can see from this frame grab, there were two Tulsa players wearing uniform No. 1, a no-no according Kevin Donahue of FanBlogs.
According to Rule 1, Section 4, Article 2, c: No two players of the same team shall participate in the same down wearing identical numbers (A.R. 1-4-2-II) [S23].
It's a five-yard penalty and the down would have been replayed. It's unclear, however, if officials noticed the two players wearing No. 1. Had they missed it, Conference USA officials would have been hearing about it all week.
If the officials had called a penalty, the Tulsa coaching staff would have some explaining to do, especially if East Carolina converted on the second opportunity.