JazMan: "The acceptable span? That is why I keep axing about the species and grade. You said 125", so 10'5". I checked the span chart using grade #2 at 50/20 and you're right at the border line or just above with most common species. You failed if the joists are Spruce-Pine-Fir South. There are other species. Joists are usually marked with the info."
So...Jaz...Do you still disagree with me? Sounds as if maybe you are slowly becoming a convert.