Tonight's game is being officiated by a Big 12 crew led by Nederland native, Mauriceville resident Mike Defee.
You might remember Defee and his son were working together at one of Lamar's preseason scrimmages earlier this year.
It's the first time Mike is wearing the white hat in a national title game. He has served as a back judge and an alternate in previous championship games.
Defee has been trending all over social media today with the hashtag #MuscleRef.
Here's some of our faves...
Chuck Norris checks under his bed at night to see if Mike Defee is under it— Mike Defee's Arms (@MikeDefeeArms) January 10, 2017
when every day is arm day pic.twitter.com/V9i7kACi1l— ESPN CollegeFootball (@ESPNCFB) January 10, 2017
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