Rutgers football’s trip to Penn State was delayed after a bus tire caught fire. A state trooper trying to assist reportedly was injured.
An Academy bus carrying a portion of the Rutgers football travel party on the way to Penn State made an emergency road-side stop Friday afternoon after a tire caught fire.
A Rutgers official confirmed to NJ Advance Media there were no injuries to anyone associated with the school.
Pahomepage.com first reported the incident with video. The report stated that a Pennsylvania state trooper suffered minor injures on the scene while trying to put out the fire when a tire exploded, according to the bus driver.
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Rutgers travels on multiple buses grouped by offense, defense, and other staff and traveling members. It is not clear which of the buses had the issue, but all pulled to the side of the road and were delayed no longer than 30 minutes en route to State College, the official said.
The fire started around 4 p.m. on I-80 in Dennison Township, according to the report from the local Eyewitness News affiliate.
Penn State and Maryland are the only Big Ten football road trips by bus for Rutgers, which charters a plane to its other conference road games. Rutgers also buses from its team hotel to High Point Solutions Stadium for the Scarlet Walk before home games.
Rutgers arrived in State College on Friday night and its schedule for the noon Saturday kickoff at Beaver Stadium was not impacted.
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