Storming the field may look like all fun and games, but there are plenty of stories to the contrary. Here are some instances that might make you think twice about rushing the field:
1993: Michigan at Wisconsin
In perhaps one of the ugliest scenes of post-game delirium, Wisconsin fans got trapped behind a fence as Badger faithful stormed the field after a marquee victory against Michigan. The fence eventually collapsed, and the people who fell with it were trampled. Sixty-five fans, mostly students, were taken to area hospitals with broken bones, cuts and bruises.
1994: Wyoming at Colorado State
A security guard with a chest bruise and a fan with a broken ankle were admitted to the hospital after Colorado State fans rushed the field after defeating rival Wyoming. At least six others visited the hospital as well.
2000: Tennessee at Georgia
The storied hedges at Georgia were destroyed when fans stormed the field after the Bulldogs defeated the Vols for the first time in 12 years. Some Georgia fans were on the field in the end zone before the game even ended, forcing the referees to stop the game and push everyone back off the turf. One female student was trampled and sent to the hospital, Tennessee coach Phil Fulmer was tackled, and several student managers were knocked down in the melee. Georgia fans also ripped out stadium seats and caused wheelchair ramps to collapse.
2000: Florida at Mississippi State
Two Florida trainers suffered concussions when Mississippi State students stormed the field in celebration of the Bulldogs' double-digit upset of the Gators.
2002: Nebraska at Texas A&M
Cornhusker fans stormed the field after upsetting the Aggies at Kyle Field. A female was tackled by a security guard, and numerous fans witnessed a member of Texas A&M's Corps of Cadets punch another Nebraska fan.
2002: Miami (Ohio) at Marshall
Miami (Ohio) defensive coordinator Jon Wauford pushed a 36-year-old man to the ground as Marshall fans stormed the field after a dramatic come-from-behind victory. The coach left in cuffs, and the fan was taken to the hospital.
2003: Nebraska at Missouri
Nebraska player Kellen Huston punched a celebrating Missouri fan in the nose as Tiger fans rushed the field. Huston was suspended a game and ordered to pay a $500 court fine after pleading guilty to public disturbance of fighting.
2005: Crown College at Minnesota-Morris
A Minnesota-Morris student was killed when he was struck by the goal post, which was pulled down by fans who rushed the field after a victory against Crown College.