The UND Fighting Hawks Football team not only has to worry about playing the defending National Champions this weekend. (North Dakota State Bison)  Yesterday they had a cow moose invade their practice field at Memorial Stadium.

A female moose looked like she was trying out for running back as she loped across a football practice field at the University of North Dakota.

University spokesman David Dodds says the moose wandered into Grand Forks overnight and found its way onto old Memorial Stadium on campus Tuesday morning.

Dodds says all the gates have been shut, and the animal is being confined to the practice field until the moose can be safely released.

UND Police tweeted video of the moose running on the practice field and asked everyone to stay away “so that the moose doesn’t become stressed or panicked.”

The plan was to guide the animal north of town Tuesday night where the animal more than likely came from.