Dillon Gabriel

Football fans are getting all too used to seeing a quarterback get knocked out of a game after a violent hit to the ground. This time it was during the Oklahoma vs TCU game.

Sooners’ starting quarterback Dillion Gabriel was knocked out of the game and won’t be returning. After seeing Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagavailoa being carted off the field in a Thursday night game against the Cincinnati Bengals, it was difficult to see yet another player suffer that kind of injury.

Gabriel was visibly upset when he had to leave the game but it was clear after that hit, which was called for targeting, there was no way he would return.

The Sooners were already down double-digits when Gabriel was injured, so even if the Sooners could bring him back, what would be the point? The Horned Frogs are beating the Sooners badly in the 4th quarter, 55-17, and might not be done yet.

Sooner fans aren’t used to being manhandled like this. A loss today all but guarantees that they will not be making the College Football Playoff this year and they also may not make the Big 12 Championship Game in December either.

If the Sooners want any kind of chance the rest of the year, it’s best they sit Gabriel and pray he recovers quickly.

The reaction from fans around the country varies, but most hope the OU QB is ok.

[Chris Vannini]

About Stacey Mickles

Stacey is a 1995 graduate of the University of Alabama who has previously worked for other publications such as Sportskeeda and Saturday Down South.