In what has been a year of struggles, mainly at the QB position, the West Virginia Mountaineers have had one thing to smile about. Last month, after making a change to Clint Trickett at QB, West Virginia took on a ranked Oklahoma State team in a game that really no one gave them a shot in.
Well, the Mountaineers made some plays, capitalized on some OSU mistakes and ended up walking away with a 30-21 victory. Some thought it might have been a turning point in their season, although ultimately that wasn’t the case.
Still though, at the time, it was something to be excited about. And if you’re educated on certain college football fan bases and their activities following victories, you know that–for some reason or another– West Virginia faithful love to burn couches. It’s one of the more odd, and dangerous, rituals in the game, but it makes them happy.
One WVU student took the celebration a little further by flipping a car, and has been arrested for his enthusiasm. This is from the report from WAJR.com:
Kevin James Wheeler, a WVU student from White Hall, Md., was arrested Wednesday evening. Police have also obtained a warrant for William Schwab, 18, a University of South Carolina student from Sparks Glencoe, Md. Both are charged with felony destruction of property.
The report also goes on to say that the total vehicle damage was in excess of over $6,000 and this violation carries a $2500 fine and up to 10-years in prison.