Police officers try to disperse the crowd of Ohio State fans trying to block High Street in Columbus, Ohio, as they celebrate the Buckeye's 42-20 win over Oregon following the National Championship football game between Ohio State and Oregon, Jan. 12, 2015.
Paul Vernon—AP
By NBC News
January 13, 2015

Police in riot gear used tear gas to break up crowds of revelers in Columbus early Tuesday after Ohio State’s national title win over the Oregon Ducks.

At least a dozen small fires were reported after thousands poured out of bars to celebrate the Buckeyes’ victory, authorities said.

Columbus Police Department spokeswoman Denise Alex-Bouzounis told NBC News that about 8,000 students forced their way into The Horseshoe stadium and tore down a goal post.

She described the crowds as being “intense” after the game. Three canisters of tear gas were used in front of the Ohio Union at around 1:15 a.m. …

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