can you say "out of control cops" Tear gas disperses revelers around campus after Ohio State win By Josh Jarman & Jim WoodsThe Columbus Dispatch • Tuesday January 13, 2015 7:05 AM Authorities used tear gas early today to disperse thousands of Buckeye fans on N. High Street along campus celebrating Ohio State’s win over Oregon. Three canisters were used in front of the Ohio Union around 1:15 a.m. Within ten minutes, N. High Street was emptied of most revelers. An hour and a half earlier, thousands of people in the campus area poured out of bars, campus buildings and the Ohio Union immediately after the Buckeye victory. Complete coverage: Ohio State 42, Oregon 20: NATIONAL CHAMPIONS! Video: Police clash with revelers They cheered and yelled and jumped and danced. They yelled, “O-H!” and others yelled back, “ I-O!" And they blocked N. High Street. Ohio State and Columbus police cruisers converged on the area, attempting to push the revelers back onto the sidewalks, but it appeared to be a futile attempt. As police pushed back one section of people, another group would swarm onto N. High, intent on making the main road a place to party. Shortly after midnight, police began using pepper spray on many of the party-goers. Some left the area with stinging eyes and runny noses. Others stayed and just seemed to move to other areas along N. High Street. Police parked cruisers on N. High and the Fire Division added a fire truck, in an attempt to keep students off the road. Most people on campus seemed to be celebrating without major problems, and as of 1:30 a.m., one person was reported to have been transported to the hospital. Police scanners, however, filled with reports of fires in the campus area. There were more than 40 reports of fires – most of them in Dumpsters – in the hour after the Buckeyes’ victory. Most were concentrated between 12th and 17th avenues, between N. High and Summit streets. In at least three cases, couches were reported to be set afire. According to radio traffic, in at least one case, other students helped the Fire Division and used a fire extinguisher on a couch. There also were about a dozen calls on trash fires in the campus area. No fire was reported to be serious. There also were reports of gunshots fired in the campus area right after the game, Columbus police dispatchers reported. There were no reports of gunshot injuries related to postgame celebrations.