Buckeyes Win Championship, Police Disperse Rowdy Crowds
Ohio State is No. 1 in the final Associated Press college football poll. The Buckeyes finished on top of the poll for the fifth time in program history on the strength of a 42 to 20 win over Oregon in the college championship game in Dallas. After the game, Columbus Police used pepper spray to control some Ohio State students and football fans following the Buckeye's 42-20 win over the University of Oregon. The cheers, chants and car horn blowing caused gridlock early Tuesday after revelers spilled out of bars along High Street 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. Police surrounded it and turned them away. Most headed back to High Street, where cruisers lined the middle of the street and a fire truck and SWAT vehicle were nearby. Some officers were wearing gas masks. A police spokesman says 30 to 40 fires in trash cans and dumpsters have been reported. There were no immediate reports of injuries or arrests. Thomas Bradley, co-host of 89.7 NPR News' After the Score discusses the Buckeyes' championship win.