COLUMBUS, Ohio — Police have used tear gas to disperse some Ohio State students and football fans following the Buckeyes’ 42-20 win over the University of Oregon.
The cheers, chants and car horn blowing from people caused gridlock early Tuesday after revelers spilled out of bars near the campus, celebrating the university’s win in the first national title game in college football’s playoffs.
Thousands converged on the Ohio State football stadium, where police turned them away. Most headed back to the bar area, where cruisers lined the street and officers limited pedestrian and vehicular traffic. The crowds began going home within about two hours.
A police spokesman says there were 30 to 40 fires in trash cans and dumpsters.
There was no word of injuries or arrests.
No problems were reported in Oregon.