Dillon Gabriel injury: Oklahoma Sooners QB leaves TCU game after brutal hit to head
Oklahoma Sooners quarterback Dillon Gabriel left Saturday's game against TCU after suffering an apparent head injury on a late megahit.
Gabriel ran into a slide on a scramble beforehand in the alternate quarter and was struck directly in the head by TCU linebacker Jamoi Hodge.
Gabriel's head bounced off the turf from the force of the megahit. He lay motionless for many moments after the collision, but was able to walk off the field under his own power.
officers ejected Hodge from the game after the megahit.
Moments after the collision, Hodge appeared distraught on the sidelines with a kerchief wrapped over his head before leaving for the locker room.
Following the hit against Gabriel, the Sooners scored on a 20 yard touchdown when running back Jovontae Barnes rushed for the long kill.
But it was still a surprising 34- 17 deficiency for 18th ranked OU.
In place of Gabriel, Oklahoma will turn to Davis Beville. In his career, Beville is 22 of 34 passing for 251 yards with a touchdown and an interception.