13 charged in disturbance after Penn State upset Ohio State

The band plays on the field before an  NCAA college football game between Ohio State and Penn State in State College, Pa., Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016. (AP Photo/Chris Knight)
The band plays on the field before an NCAA college football game between Ohio State and Penn State in State College, Pa., Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016. (AP Photo/Chris Knight)

STATE COLLEGE, PA (AP) – Authorities in central Pennsylvania have charged 13 people in connection with disturbances following Penn State’s upset over No. 2 Ohio State last month.

Police in State College said Monday that charges filed in district court included felony counts of riot, misdemeanor counts of disorderly conduct and reckless endangering, and summary counts of criminal mischief and disorderly conduct.

Police said 11 of those charged are Penn State students, and they will be referred to the university’s Office of Student Conduct for further disciplinary action.

Authorities say 5,000 to 10,000 mostly college-aged fans gathered in downtown State College after the 24-21 victory on Oct. 22. Some pulled down five streetlights, damaged streetlight globes, took about 20 streets signs and stop signs, and damaged a vehicle. Damage was estimated at $18,000 to $30,000.

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