The last two times Georgia has played Notre Dame, Bulldog fans have used their cell phone lights to light up the stadium, whether it be in Athens or South Bend, Ind. It’s made for quite an atmosphere and environment. This has now become a tradition at Georgia, as fans have done this every time Georgia plays a home — and occasionally road – night game.
And now it looks like Notre Dame wants to make that Georgia tradition part of its own gameday routine. On Twitter, the Notre Dame band encouraged fans to take out their phones and light up the stadium in between the third and the fourth quarters.
Which is exactly when Georgia has done this in the past.
Let’s light up the stadium during the 1️⃣8️⃣1️⃣2️⃣ Overture! When we play between the 3rd and 4th quarters, just turn your phone’s flashlight on and join in as normal. ☘️ #goirish #beattrojans pic.twitter.com/6Q76HMMW40
— ND Band (@NotreDameBand) October 10, 2019
“They impacted the game tonight more than I’ve ever seen a game impacted, not just here but anywhere. They just affected the game with the false starts and everything,” Georgia coach Kirby Smart said about the environment after the win over Notre Dame.
This is Notre Dame’s first night game — home or road — since the Fighting Irish visited Athens back on Sept. 23. Notre Dame takes on USC this week, with the game kicking off at 7:30 p.m. ET. In addition to lighting up the stadium with cell phones, Georgia also showed off its new LED lights during the game, creating a truly special environment.
Of course, in the aftermath of the LED light show, Alabama fans have accused Georgia of stealing the idea for the lights, even though the Bulldogs had the lights installed in the stadium before Alabama did.
As for the efforts made by the Notre Dame band, they say imitation is the most sincere form of flattery.
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