A fan at the WVU football game on Thursday, October 25 has been hospitalized. According to a report from KDKA-2 in Pittsburgh, a 49-year-old man sitting in section 134 of West Virginia University’s Milan Puskar Stadium jumped over a wall before falling “a considerable distance” onto a concrete landing below.
The No. 13 Mountaineers were facing off against the Baylor Bears in Morgantown.
From a press release issued by the West Virginia University Police:
Witnesses told officers a 49-year-old male fan in Section 134 scaled and then intentionally jumped over the wall of the South Concourse area following a series of verbal altercations with those seated nearby. He fell onto the concrete concourse below. Contemporary Services Corporation Event Staff, University Police, State Police and emergency crews responded immediately, and he was taken to Ruby Memorial Hospital for treatment.
The West Virginia University police are investigating the situation.
West Virginia currently sits at 6-1 on the season. The Mountaineers’ lone loss of the season came on Saturday, October 13 to the Iowa State Cyclones, but they were able to bounce back with a 58-14 shellacking of Baylor on Thursday night. West Virginia also holds wins over the Tennessee Volunteers, NC State Wolfpack, and Texas Tech Red Raiders.
Next up for the Mountaineers is a Saturday, November 3 meeting with the No. 6 Texas Longhorns at Darrell K Royal – Texas Memorial Stadium in Austin. West Virginia will then close out the season against TCU, Oklahoma State, and Oklahoma.