West Virginia University's football team won their game Saturday against Baylor University. It was a big win, because Baylor was ranked the No. 4 team in the nation, so naturally the Mountaineers celebrated with their school tradition of lighting couches on fire.
Morgantown authorities had to use pepper spray and tear gas to get the crowds to break apart, according to WDTV, and there were no injuries reported. Several people were arrested, the Associated Press reports, and the university will review social media to consider sanctions against students who got unruly. The crowds started forming around 10:30 p.m. and became larger as they moved toward the downtown business area.
WVU President E. Gordon Gee was not happy:
Photos from the riots on Saturday:
Whoever took this pic last night is the real MVP pic.twitter.com/Fwl8Q7Mxsz
— Carly Weinstein (@CarlyWeinsteinn) October 19, 2014
CORRECTION: This post previously included a photo of a flipped car, attributing it to the Morgantown riot. Although the photo was tweeted by someone in Morgantown, West Virginia, it does not appear the photo was taken in the town this weekend.