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Iowa fans storm Minnesota field

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© St. Petersburg Times
published November 17, 2002

MINNEAPOLIS -- Thousands of Iowa fans ran onto the field on Saturday, tearing down a goal post after the Hawkeyes' 45-21 victory at Minnesota.

Three people were arrested on charges of damaging property.

The fans jumped the lower deck railing and massed near Iowa's bench to celebrate its unbeaten Big Ten season. It appeared the fans started to calm down when the public address announcer loudly urged them off the field, stating it was their "final warning."

A high-pitched squeal started emanating from the loudspeakers, prompting some to head to the stands. But the majority swarmed the south end zone, and after a few tries, tipped over the post.

The crowd moved toward the north end, but the goal post was surrounded by a six uniformed officers and security guards.

Red Raider fans defy order

LUBBOCK, Texas -- Texas Tech students celebrated a 42-38 victory over Texas by storming the field, ignoring a "zero tolerance" policy prohibiting fans from going onto the stadium turf.

Under the new policy announced Thursday, anyone going onto the field before, after or during games would be subject to arrest.

In a preemptive move, university officials dismantled the goal posts before students had a chance to tear them down. Campus police said no arrests were made.

UAB: Nick Hayes missed a 37-yard field goal in the first half, ending his streak of 15 in a row made.

CLEMSON: Defensive tackle Todd McClinton was carted off against Maryland, delaying the game for 10 minutes. Coach Tommy Bowden said McClinton had a stinger in his neck and numbness in his arms. Tests showed no serious injuries.

KANSAS ST. Darren Sproles broke two school records by topping 100 yards for the seventh consecutive game and eighth time this season. Josh Scobey had seven 100-yard games last year, and Isaac Jackson had six in a row in 1973.

KENTUCKY: Jared Lorenzen became the school's all-time total offense leader, passing Tim Couch's 8,160.

MICHIGAN: An NCAA-record 773,763 attended seven home games this season, surpassing the mark set during the Wolverines' national title season in 1997.

MISSOURI: Brad Smith needs 1 rushing yard to become the second quarterback in Division I-A history to pass for 2,000 yards and rush for 1,000 yards in the same season. Clemson's Woody Dantzler passed for 2,360 yards and rushed 1,004 yards last season.

NEBRASKA: With one game left, the Cornhuskers are assured of their first nonwinning conference record since going 3-4 in the Big Eight in 1968. The five regular-season losses are the most since the 1961 team went 3-6-1, and they are 1-7 against ranked teams on the road under coach Frank Solich.

OREGON: Tailback Onterrio Smith is scheduled for arthroscopic surgery on his left knee Monday and will miss the final regular-season game against Oregon State. The school said Smith should be back for a bowl game.

SYRACUSE: Walter Reyes scored his 16th touchdown of the season, extending his school record. He also is the seventh Orangeman to surpass 1,000 rushing yards.

TENNESSEE: Receiver Kelley Washington is scheduled for surgery to fuse two vertebrae Tuesday. He can endure contact in three months.

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