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Police in Ohio disperse crowds following Buckeyes' win

Police officers try to disperse the crowd of

Police officers try to disperse the crowd of Ohio State fans trying to block High Street in Columbus, Ohio, as they celebrate the Buckeyes' 42-20 win over Oregon following the College Football Playoff National Championship Game on Monday, Jan. 12, 2015. Photo Credit: AP / Paul Vernon

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Police are using pepper spray to control some Ohio State students and football fans following the Buckeyes' 42-20 win over the University of Oregon.

The cheers, chants and car horn blowing caused gridlock early Tuesday after revelers spilled out of bars along High Street near the campus, celebrating the university's win in the first national title game in college football's playoffs.

Thousands converged on the Ohio State football stadium. Police surrounded it and turned them away. Most headed back to High Street, where cruisers lined the middle of the street and a fire truck and SWAT vehicle were nearby. Some officers were wearing gas masks.

A police spokesman says 30 to 40 fires in trash cans and dumpsters have been reported.

There were no immediate reports of injuries or arrests.

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