College football games are no stranger to on-field disruptions, but Thursday night’s TCU-Texas Tech game was interrupted when a wild possum ran across the field.
Between the first and second quarter of the game, the critter was seen running across the field near the 10-yard line as fans in the crowd at Jones AT&T Stadium in Lubbock, Texas, cheered the animal on.
Eventually, someone who appeared to be from animal control, was able to capture the possum using a snare pole.
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But videos of the creature being dragged off the field near the sideline have gone viral on social media.
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According to USA Today photojournalist Annie Rice, the unwelcomed possum did leave the stadium but not before being greeted by Tech president Lawrence Schovanec.
Texas Tech beat TCU 35-28 behind Behren Morton’s 282 yards and two touchdowns and Dadrion Taylor-Demerson’s game-clinching interception.
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“So, two things we did, we didn’t turn the ball over, and we caused turnovers. You know, if you do those two things, you got a great opportunity,” Texas Tech coach Joey McGuire said. “It puts us in great situations.”
The Associated Press contributed to this report.