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Oklahoma State: Two Fans Critically Injured During Last Night's on-Field Rush

STILLWATER, OK - DECEMBER 03:  Oklahoma State Cowboys fans hang on the goal post after a 44-10 win against the Oklahoma Sooners at Boone Pickens Stadium on December 3, 2011 in Stillwater, Oklahoma.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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Aidan MackieSenior Analyst IDecember 4, 2011

Things continue to get worse in Stillwater this season. Just weeks after a devastating plane crash claimed the lives of two women's basketball head coaches, two fans are now in critical condition after being trampled during an on-field rush last night.

After a 44-10 mauling over the rival Oklahoma Sooners that locked up a BCS bid for the Cowboys, thousands of fans began to charge the field in celebration.

The group of crazy college kids began knocking down the two goal posts, and chaos quickly erupted. Fans tore down the goal posts and began climbing on them.

The huge crowd took police 45 minutes to disperse, and nine ambulances were soon called to the stadium. 

13 people were rushed to the hospital with injuries, with two of them being critically wounded. 

The less severe injuries include broken ankles and back sprains, while the details on the major injuries are not yet known. 

This wild celebration shows that while rushing the field is fun, it is also dangerous and unnecessary. Security needs to be in larger numbers in college football stadiums so incidents like this one do not become a regular occurrence throughout the country.

Although Oklahoma State fans are some of the best in the country, incidents like this are unacceptable, and need to be prevented.

A lot of questions will be asked surrounding the safety of college football stadiums in coming days, but all we can do right now is pray for the two fans critically injured during last night's post-game riot.  

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