Local police and firefighters in Columbus, Ohio, responded to a high number of incidents Sept. 9 after the No. 1 ranked Ohio State University football team beat the University of Texas 24-7, the Associated Press reported. The game was played in Austin, Texas, but that didn’t stop the conflagration of more than 30 fires in student neighborhoods and a traffic incident that injured a university administrator.
Barbara Rich, assistant vice president for student affairs at Ohio State, and her husband suffered minor injuries when a car driven by a male cheerleader for the university crashed through a command post set up in the driveway of a student union building. The student was held in county jail until his hearing. The fires resulted in very little damage, the article said.