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Big 12 Announces Punishment For Iowa State After Field Rush

Iowa State fans rush field after Cyclones beat No. 6 West Virginia.

This weekend, the college football world was finally treated to a wacky Saturday where upsets occurred all over the country. In total, four top-10 teams fell victim to upsets and several other top-25 teams fell out of the polls.

One of the teams that pulled off an huge upset was Iowa State. The Cyclones took down then-No. 6 West Virginia by a final score of 30-14 after limiting Heisman Trophy candidate Will Grier to just 100 yards passing on 11-of-15 attempts.

As is the case when an upset occurs, the school's fans showed their joy by running on to the field.

On Tuesday, the Big 12 handed down its punishment to Iowa State. The conference fined the school and gave a public reprimand.

"We have a duty to provide a safe game environment. The Iowa State Department of Athletics has a written event management policy that was not thoroughly implemented, and was unsuccessful in ensuring the safety and security of all visiting team game participants.

Although the Big 12 Conference does not currently have a policy prohibiting spectators from entering playing areas for post-game celebrations, it is of utmost importance that home game management provide adequate security measures for our student-athletes, coaches, game officials and spectators."

Iowa State received a $25,000 fine.

A fine and a public reprimand - for a win over a top-10 program in the country. Worth it.