Running Up The Score. A common problem in college football especially, but not unknown in other sports.

Usually, sportsmanship dictates that a team lay off a little bit after taking a secure lead, perhaps by replacing starters with the second stringers, running out the clock with running plays rather than passes, or something similar. However, some teams and some coaches (read: Steve Spurrier) are noted for continuing the violence long past reasonable limits.

Sometimes it is impossible to stop RUTSing, despite your best efforts. Virginia Tech's scout team nearly scored on Temple's first and second string mix at the end of a 62-7 mauling in 1999.