Police in Ohio disperse crowds following Buckeyes win

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An Ohio State fan stands in a cloud of tear gas as police officers try to disperse a crowd of Ohio State fans trying to block High Street in Columbus, Ohio, during their celebration following the Buckeye's 42-20 win over Oregon at the National Championship football game between Ohio State and Oregon on the campus of Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, Monday, Jan. 12, 2015. (AP Photo/Paul Vernon)
Police officers try to disperse the crowd of Ohio State fans trying to block High Street in Columbus, Ohio, as they celebrate the Buckeye's 42-20 win over Oregon following the National Championship football game between Ohio State and Oregon outside of Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, Monday, Jan. 12, 2015. (AP Photo/Paul Vernon)
Ohio State fans block High Street in Columbus, Ohio as they celebrate the Buckeye's 42-20 win over Oregon during a party to watch the National Championship football game between Ohio State and Oregon on the campus of Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, Monday, Jan. 12, 2015. (AP Photo/Paul Vernon)
Ohio State fans block High Street in Columbus, Ohio as they celebrate the Buckeye's 42-20 National Championship football game win over Oregon outside of campus Monday, Jan. 12, 2015. (AP Photo/Paul Vernon)
Ohio State fans celebrate the Buckeye's 42-20 National Championship football game win over Oregon outside of campus in Columbus, Ohio, Monday, Jan. 12, 2015. (AP Photo/Paul Vernon)
Police officers try to disperse the crowd of Ohio State fans blocking High Street in Columbus, Ohio, as they celebrate the Buckeye's 42-20 National Championship football game win over Oregon outside of campus Monday, Jan. 12, 2015. (AP Photo/Paul Vernon)
Ohio State fans block High Street in Columbus, Ohio as they celebrate the Buckeye's 42-20 win over Oregon following the National Championship football game between Ohio State and Oregon, in Columbus, Ohio, Monday, Jan. 12, 2015. (AP Photo/Paul Vernon)
Ohio State fans block High Street in Columbus, Ohio as they celebrate the Buckeye's 42-20 win over Oregon following the National Championship football game between Ohio State and Oregon in Columbus, Ohio, Monday, Jan. 12, 2015. (AP Photo/Paul Vernon)
Ohio State fans celebrate the Buckeye's 42-20 win over Oregon during a party to watch the National Championship football game between Ohio State and Oregon on the campus of Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, Monday, Jan. 12, 2015. (AP Photo/Paul Vernon)
Ohio State students Jack Bonfiglio, top, of Toledo, Ohio, and Chad Boak of Lewis Center, Ohio, celebrate the Buckeye's 42-20 win over Oregon during a party to watch the National Championship football game between Ohio State and Oregon on the campus of Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, Monday, Jan. 12, 2015. (AP Photo/Paul Vernon)
Ohio State fans Jennifer Bennett, left, of Canton, Ohio, and Andrew Denkus of Stamford, Conn., react to a play while watching the National Championship football game between Ohio State and Oregon on the campus of Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, Monday, Jan. 12, 2015. (AP Photo/Paul Vernon)
Ohio State fans Michael Hart, left, and Chris Davies, both of Columbus, Ohio, participate in quick calls with other fans during a party to watch the National Championship football game between Ohio State and Oregon on the campus of Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, Monday, Jan. 12, 2015. (AP Photo/Paul Vernon)
Durkin Ross, left, of Pickerington, Ohio, and Abe Bogere of Panama City, Fla., watch pre-game coverage during a party to watch the National Championship football game between Ohio State and Oregon on the campus of Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, Monday, Jan. 12, 2015. (AP Photo/Paul Vernon)
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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Police made a handful of arrests early Tuesday after using tear gas and pepper spray to disperse some Ohio State students and football fans following the Buckeyes' win in the first national title game in college football's playoffs.

Officers on foot, on horses and in cruisers patrolled the main drag through campus after the game early Tuesday, when revelers spilled out of bars near the campus, celebrating the university's 42-20 win over the University of Oregon.

Thousands converged on the Ohio State football stadium, where police turned them away. Most headed back to the bar area, where cruisers lined the street and officers limited pedestrian and vehicular traffic.

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Some officers used pepper spray to clear revelers from the street, while canisters of tear gas were also deployed. The crowds began going home within about two hours.

WCMH-TV, showing images of revelers burning a couch, reported Tuesday that police arrested a handful of students who could face both criminal and university charges.

Gunfire in the campus area after the game was reported by police dispatchers, with no reports of injuries, according to the Columbus Dispatch (http://bit.ly/1xWnpnT).

A police spokesman says there were 30 to 40 fires in trash cans and Dumpsters.

There was no word of injuries.

No problems were reported in Oregon.

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