University of Utah police are looking for whomever hit a man during Saturday's football game, sending him to the hospital in critical condition.
Ryan Stone, 21, was at a tailgate party during the game against Arizona State University on Saturday afternoon, one located near the Steiner Aquatic Center at 645 Guardsman Way (1580 East). A couple witnesses told police that about 4:15 p.m., during the fourth quarter of the game, Stone was involved in some kind of verbal altercation and someone hit him, said University of Utah police Sgt. Mike Richards.
"We don't know how many times [he was hit], but we know it was hard enough that he fell backwards and hit his head" on the ground, Richards said. Whoever it was apparently left him there, as it was some bystanders who noticed Stone lying on the ground and called for help, Richards added.