West Virginia Students Riot After Beating Oklahoma State

By DJ Byrnes on September 30, 2013 at 11:24a

College kids + booze + football victories = brazen stupidity. It's a formula nearly as old as the game itself, and students at West Virginia are its latest incarnation. Above you will find an Instagram video of kids trying to flip a car.

From the AP:

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Police say 10 fires were set and a car was flipped in Morgantown following West Virginia University's 30-21 win over No. 11 Oklahoma State.

Media outlets report that the fires occurred Saturday night and early Sunday morning. All were extinguished without incident and there were no injuries.

Morgantown Fire Marshal Capt. Ken Tennant says one person was cited for malicious burning.

WVU police are examining social media posts in an attempt to identify three people who flipped a car on its side in a WVU parking lot. A video of the incident was posted on YouTube and later removed.

PROTIP: When committing crimes, don't video tape it or post about it on Social Media. But then again, it's not as if these kids are bright because they CHOSE to spend the prime of their life in Morgantown, West Virginia.  

This is why you will never have nice things, West Virginia.


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OSU_ALUM_05's picture

No one does a front porch couch fire quite like WVU

Yeti's have feelings too.

AcrossTheField11's picture

A smart entrepreneur would open a bargain furniture store in Morgantown.  

Time and change will surely show how firm they friendship... O-HI-O.

toad1204's picture

and buy a lot of fire insurance.

Nothing like dancing on the field in 02... 

OSU_ALUM_05's picture

google couch fire and you get this .... just too easy

Yeti's have feelings too.

tennbuckeye19's picture

Man, if this is what they do when they win, just imagine what they do when they lose.

FLAMikey's picture

In the unlikely event that they ever win a NC, astronauts will be able to see the couch conflagration from the International Space Station.

brandonbauer87's picture

To be fair, what else ya gonna do in Morgantown?

FitzBuck's picture


Fitzbuck | Toledo - Ohio's right armpit | "A troll by any other name is still a troll".

Oyster's picture


"Scrolling hurts my finger"

(and FitzBuck was clearly the winner)

FitzBuck's picture


Fitzbuck | Toledo - Ohio's right armpit | "A troll by any other name is still a troll".

osubuck57's picture

Stupidity at it's finest!! Think West Virginia has cornered the market on that one.


One Bad Buckeye's picture

Nobody on here better try and act like this has never happened at Ohio State!!!! Haha! Even though I really believe it was mostly OU students, it was a pretty scary scene shuttling my sister away from all the madness that November night in 2001.  

"I'm One Bad Buckeye, and I approve this message."

BSTP DeCon's picture

But not for an eleventh ranked team (;

One Bad Buckeye's picture

Touche.  But still, rioting over any win/loss only makes you look bad.  
However, one thing I learned from that experience is, when you notice any rioting starting to happen....GET THE HELL OUT OF THERE! No need to stick around and take in the scenery, lucky for my sister (who was a freshman at the time) and I, there were plenty of bodies blocking us from the rubber bullet barrage, haha! I would NOT want to get hit by one of those things.  

"I'm One Bad Buckeye, and I approve this message."

BSTP DeCon's picture

I agree. There is never a reason to riot and just cause all of that destruction to a town. I've never been in and most certainly not trying to get in on a riot. I've seen too many of those World's Wildest videos lol.

toad1204's picture

I remember when they flipped that first car...  Grabbed my little bro and GF, hurried down the allies back to the Chittenden apartment only to find the roommate with the windows wide open and the place full of tear gas. 

Nothing like dancing on the field in 02... 

sharks's picture

If I'm a couch in Morgantown, I'd rather be burned than spend my days under some giant W. Virginny inhabitant's ass...

A man got to have a code...

OSUnathen's picture

This is sooo ten years ago

doodah_man's picture

Keeps the heat off tOSU...Karen Holbrook is investigating....

Jim "DooDah" Day

"If I were giving a young man advice as to how he might succeed in life, I would say to him, pick out a good father and mother, and begin life in Ohio.” --Wilbur Wright, 1910

Knarcisi's picture

Real good idea serving beer now inside their stadium, eh?

cajunbuckeye's picture

At least the public is well informed.............

An angry fan...rooting for an angry team...led by angry coaches

MN Buckeye's picture

One small group of idiots ruins the moment for the team and the university.

KingsRite's picture

Woo hoo Sally Sue! We won! Now lets light the davenport off and throw it out in the street!...Morons...SMH

“I have yet to be in a game where luck was involved. Well-prepared players make plays. I have yet to be in a game where the most prepared team didn't win.” -Urban Meyer-

otrain2416's picture

you stay classy West Va

We were born to love Ohio State and hate that team up north.

dubjayfootball90's picture

yea, that basically sums it up

You can feed a bobcat all the chili it wants. That don't mean it's going to crap out diamonds.

CC's picture

I was there visiting friends in 1994ish when they beat Miami. It was wild, they tore the goalposts down and threw them in the river. There are pieces of the goal posts in bars on high street.

Ironically I was in Morgantown on my way home from osu to MD on Sunday. I thought I would go by some of places I remember... It's funny how memories work. In my head I just remember partying etc, I had no concept of how shitty the town was. I wish I could go back to being so easily amused! Sometimes growing up sucks.

GlueFingers Lavelli's picture

It would have been priceless if the car rocked back over onto them. Dark thought I know, but perhaps a few eggs need broken to make the omelette.  In this metaphor the omelette would be not flipping cars over. Sorry for any confusion.

Dustin Fox was our leading tackler as a corner.... because his guy always caught the ball.

thekornidentity's picture

I expect nothing less from West Virginia students. Win or lose some couches better be going up in flames.

“Nothing that comes easy in this world is worth a damn.” -Woody Hayes

bigbadbuck's picture

Well 10 fires set plus 1 flipped car = 11..for the 11th ranked team....................... lord help them all if they ever beat the 250th ranked team

Gentlemen, you can't fight in here, its a war room

RedsBuckeyeBoy's picture

"This is why you will never have nice things, West Virginia."
HA! Love this!

Jonnferrell's picture

It hasn't been all that long since we had our share of couch fires on campus and the like.  The folks in Morgantown just haven't had much reason to ballyhoo lately.

"I miss Brady Hoke."