You can try taking away couch burning from West Virginia fans, but you’ll never take away their souls. Or their penchant for football-related rowdiness.
Several street fires were reported in downtown Morgantown, WV, on Saturday night and early Sunday morning following the Mountaineers’ 48–45 road win over Texas. Riot police were dispersed to the scene to try and settle things down.
West Virginia may be in its first year of playing in a bigger, better conference in the Big 12. But an upgrade in digs seemingly won’t make Mountaineers fans any less rowdy. To wit: A Twitter search for Morgantown riots yielded the following:
Riots in Morgantown, couch fires, tear gas, riot police, flashbangs, and smoke bombs #crazy
— Ryan Maxwell (@MaximusWellis) October 7, 2012
West Virginia is absolutely insane right now!!!! Riots everywhere riot squads mace you can’t stop this town!!!!
— Brad Miller (@That_Miller_Man) October 7, 2012
You know your in West Virginia when the cops tear gas you and call in the riot police after a win. #WVU
— Sean Saunders (@saun_DERS) October 7, 2012
Your move, AD Oliver Luck.