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Georgia fans filled out the stadium in support of Arkansas State coach Blake Anderson.

Georgia football fans earn national praise for role in Sanford Stadium ‘Pink Out’

The Georgia Bulldogs picked up their third win of the season on Saturday in dominating fashion, as they came away with a 55-0 win over Arkansas State.

The result had a number of Georgia fans buzzing and garnered some national attention as well.

Beginning with the game, most people were once again in awe of the effort of freshman George Pickens. He finished the game with 5 catches for 84 yards and an unreal toe-tapping catch that would’ve been good at the NFL level.

Another big highlight came in the fourth quarter, as Kenny McIntosh. On the depth chart, he is Georgia’s fifth-string running back.

But based off his 62-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter, McIntosh pretty clearly isn’t your average fifth-stringer.

For all the highlights that happened on the field though, the far greater story happened off of it. Thousands of Georgia fans came out in pink to show support for the late wife of Arkansas State coach Blake Anderson.

The Georgia fan base earned high praise from the folks on the College GameDay set as well a number of people across the college football landscape.

Georgia wide receiver Lawrence Cager — who lost a grandmother to breast cancer — added that he was moved by the fan support.

“It just shows how great a community, a fan base it is to support something like that,” Cager said. “That really touched me. It’s big when something like that happens, so I love it.”

Anderson also shared a similar sentiment when he spoke to reporters after the game.

“It’s been a really emotional week, no doubt,” Anderson said after the game. “There’s been a lot of conversation this week about preparing for today, about the fans. Publicly, I would like to say thank you for all who showed up today wearing pink or thinking pink.”

Related: Arkansas State coach ‘overwhelmed’ by pink-clad Georgia fans show of support

Georgia’s Spike Squad also gave Anderson a pair of pink shoulder pads afterward as well in an incredibly classy gesture.

And to complete the cycle, a number of Georgia players took to Twitter after the game to thank the fans for coming out and supporting the team. Georgia has not lost a home game since the Georgia Tech game in the 2016 season.

After the dust settled from the Arkansas State win, just about everyone turned their attention to the big Notre Dame game.

This will be the first time the Fighting Irish visit Sanford Stadium. The game is scheduled for an 8 p.m. ET kickoff and fans are already excited about the game.

The game also got some added hype on Saturday night, as ESPN’s College GameDay announced it would be coming to Athens. This is the first time College GameDay will be in the Classic City since 2013.

The Georgia football-Notre Dame game is set for an 8 p.m. ET kickoff on CBS.

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