The Nittany Lions' win over the Ohio State Buckeyes may have taken place in Columbus, Ohio - but that didn't stop the enthusiastic students back in State College, Pa. from gathering to celebrate in a less-than-reasonable fashion.
Per the student newspaper, The Daily Collegian:
"Crowds erupted into celebration Saturday night after the Nittany Lions' 13-6 win over Ohio State, sending thousands of cheering students into the streets, coughing under a cloud of police pepper spray."
And the town newspaper, the Centre Daily Times, adds detail:
"Revelers in the crowd, which stretched from Beaver to College avenues, between Garner and Pugh streets, and up to Locust Lane, tore down at least two light poles, a stop sign and a one-way-street sign."
A student posted video from the scene on YouTube, below.
Students have had a long history of celebrating big wins, even uprooting the goal posts on the field to carry them around town. They've also rallied - and even rioted - before, including a 2000 mid-summer spree that saw cars flipped on their roofs, bonfires lit in the center of Beaver Ave., and beer kegs flung from 10-story balconies.
Last night's celebration was quickly dispersed by pepper-spray-wielding police - who may be needed again, as the Lions continue their undefeated season...