When to play the bench

Noticed both teams kept their starters in the game to the very end despite the score.
What is the unwritten rule among coaches about when to start giving the reserves an opportunity for playing time?
Which team commits to playing their reserves first which signifies to the other team to follow suit?
UA…Campus of Champions

Definately depends on your opponent. I’m not sure about an unwritten rule when to do it. But with the high powered offenses today you better be ahead by about 30-40 points late in the 4th.

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The rule should be don’t take your foot off the gas early in the 3rd quarter and put up all you can get!
Risking injury is what you do by leaving your staters on the field. Of course you need some quality depth to sub early.

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