Police disburse unruly Penn State fans after victory -- again
Posted: Dec 05 2016 08:18AM EST
Updated: Dec 05 2016 08:31AM EST
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (WTXF/AP) - State College police say they're again investigating reports of property damage and possible rioting by fans following a major victory by the Penn State football team.
Police used pepper spray, and mounted officers in riot gear to disburse what they called an "unlawful disturbance" following Saturday night's Big Ten Championship win over Wisconsin.
Police haven't announced arrests, but reported some fans climbing on street signs, others removing a street light and even one report that a fan sprayed a police horse with a beer.
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Police wound up charging 13 fans, including 11 students following the team's upset win over then No. 2 Ohio State in October. Police estimated then that up to 10,000 fans did about $30,000 in property damage.
Police say the gathering after Saturday's win appeared larger.
Despite the win, the College Football Playoff selection committee stayed with the same top four it picked going into championship weekend, meaning No. 5 Penn State didn't make the semi-finals.
That's even though the Nittany Lions (11-2) won the Big Ten title game and beat Ohio State earlier in the season. Ohio State, however, won three games against top-10 teams (No. 7 Oklahoma, No. 8 Wisconsin and No. 6 Michigan).
Penn State lost to Pitt and Michigan (by 39) before closing the season with nine straight victories.
Next, the Nittany Lions head to the Rose Bowl on Jan. 2 to face the University of Southern California.