As Miss Arizona learned during Friday's Territorial Cup game in Tucson: You have to be ready to get hit any time you're on the football field, even if you're not a player.
On Saturday, head referee Ron Cherry was reminded of this as he was leveled by USC linebacker Michael Hutchings in the third quarter of the Trojans' game against visiting Notre Dame.
scoutkennedy: Referee Ron Cherry gets a helmet to face shot. Glad he's O… ABC College Footb… https://t.co/NgV45ObSkG pic.twitter.com/AwDKKbCW19
— FanSportsClips (@FanSportsClips) November 26, 2016
Ron Cherry is in rough shape after somebody gave him the business: pic.twitter.com/fhTJjpYxnU
— Deadspin (@Deadspin) November 26, 2016
OUCH! Hope Ron Cherry is ok! #NDvsUSC pic.twitter.com/rueKnaEX3D
— justinmfi (@justinmfi) November 26, 2016
Fortunately, Cherry was able to get back on his feet, though he did leave the game and was taken to a nearby hospital to be evaluated.