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Referee In Oklahoma vs. West Virginia Game Injured

oklahoma quarterback kyler murray warms up

MORGANTOWN, WV - NOVEMBER 23: Kyler Murray #1 of the Oklahoma Sooners warms up before the game against the West Virginia Mountaineers on November 23, 2018 at Mountaineer Field in Morgantown, West Virginia. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Oklahoma is taking on West Virginia on Friday night with a trip to the Big 12 title game on the line. While the play on the field has been entertaining, there was a scary moment for a referee early in the action.

Midway through the second quarter, West Virginia quarterback Will Grier was pushed out of bounds into a referee who was watching the sideline. Unfortunately, the referee wasn't able to get up easily.

When he finally did a few minutes later, it was revealed that he had a gash on the side of his face. His ear was also bleeding profusely.

It's unclear whether he stayed in the game, but he looked like he wanted to. Here's the aftermath:

In every football game, players risk their health when they take the field. Fans sometimes forget that referees are also susceptible to getting hurt as well.

The score at halftime is 35-28 Oklahoma. Predictably, it's been an offensive affair with nine touchdowns.

The winner will get Texas in the Big 12 title game next week. If it's the Sooners, they'll get a shot at avenging their only defeat.