Oklahoma State beat their rival, Oklahoma last night, winning the Big 12 Championship, but not without a little controversy. After last night's 44-10 win, OSU fans rushed the field, tearing down a goal post (above, a fan hangs on it), leaving 13 injured. Check out the details...
STILLWATER, Okla.—Thousands of fans stormed the field and tore down goalposts after Oklahoma State's 44-10 victory over archrival Oklahoma, leaving at least 13 people injured, including two in critical condition, medical authorities said early Sunday.
Michael Authement, who heads the command post at emergency medical provider LifeNet EMS, told The Associated Press that a throng so big took to the field as the game ended that some fans were trampled and one person fell at least 15 feet onto concrete during a wild celebration by Oklahoma State fans.
No. 13 Oklahoma State routed the Sooners on Saturday night to win the Big 12 championship and make its case to play for the BCS national title. The Cowboys (11-1, 8-1 Big 12) snapped an eight-game losing streak in the rivalry and won their first outright conference title since 1948 in the three-team Missouri Valley.
"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," Authement said.
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SOURCE: [Boston Globe]
We know winning the Big 12 championship against your archrival is something to be excited event, but it's a shame when celebrations turn too rowdy. We hope those injured have a speedy recovery.