13 fans were injured on Saturday when a 44-10 victory over rival Oklahoma sent Oklahoma State students onto the field where they celebrated and tore down goalposts.
According to reports at least two of the injuries left spectators in critical condition.
According to Michael Authement of LifeNet EMS, several fans were trampled during the celebration while one injured person fell at least 15 feet onto a cement surface.
The rioting occurred after No.13 Oklahoma State defeated the Sooners to win the Big 12 championship, a victory that could allow the team to place for the BCS title.
The victory was also a big turn around for the Oklahoma State Cowboys who had lost eight straight games to the Sooners in their rivalry. It was also the schools first conference title since 1948 in the three-team Missouri Valley.
Speaking further about the carnage that ensued Authement told the Associated Press:
“They won the game and stormed the field and ripped down the goalposts and some were jumping off the stands and hit the field and others got trampled. It was a nasty deal.”
It took police 45 minutes to clear the field at Boone Pickens Stadium, mostly because it had become so crowded that their was no room to move in order to thin out the crowd.
With plenty of cameras situated around the field it’s still unclear if fans should face charges for their actions that led to so many injuries.
As a sports fan I’m always amazed at the stupidity of some fans. Are you surprised at the unprofessional way in which Oklahoma State students and fans reacted to their victory?