A Texas Tech University fan faces criminal assault charges after he attempted to streak during a football game on Saturday. Texas Tech went on to win the game by a startling margin, so maybe the nudity was good luck!
Brent Smith, 20, who is not a Texas Tech student but apparently a very committed spectator, ran onto the field during the fourth quarter of the school's game against West Virginia University. Smith took off his pants and shoes and might have taken off more items of clothing, but he was unceremoniously tackled by several men in cowboy hats. Police don't believe "alcohol was a factor," according to the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal.
Texas Tech went on to pulverize WVU, winning the game 49-14.
Smith's attempt appears to be only the second streaking incident of the season involving a Texas college football team. An Ole Miss fan got naked during a game against the University of Texas last month.
Streaking has long been a part of college life. In 1804, eight Washington and Lee students got in trouble for "stripp[ing] naked in the public street in a clear moonlight night between the hours of 8 & 9," according to a history posted on the school's website. Streaking has since become so ingrained in college culture that there are now seven schools at which streaking is an organized sport. Texas Tech is not one of them.