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Georgia fans had a strong impact on the game against Notre Dame.

LOOK: Notre Dame fan takes out full-page ad thanking Georgia community, fans

This past weekend was a very special one in Athens as the No. 3 Georgia Bulldogs hosted the No. 7 Notre Dame Fighting Irish. It was the first time Notre Dame ever visited Athens and it’s safe to say the game lived up to the hype, as the Bulldogs pulled out a 23-17 victory.

The atmosphere inside Sanford Stadium was pretty incredible, as the Bulldogs lit up Sanford Stadium at the start of the fourth quarter and also displayed their new LED lights.

And at least one Notre Dame fan wanted to say thanks to the Athens community for their hospitality. One Notre Dame fan — Jimmy Dunne — took out a full-page advertisement in the Athens Banner-Herald and thanked Georgia fans for the hospitality they showed.

“On behalf of the Notre Dame visitors, we want to thank everyone in the Georgia community for being great hosts and for all their wonderful hospitality,” Dunne wrote. “It was a very special weekend in Athens. Hopefully, the results will be different the next time we meet!”

As you can see in the tweet below, the advertisement also congratulated head coach Kirby Smart and the team on their win over Notre Dame.

Georgia fans made things very difficult for Notre Dame on Saturday, as the noise level in Sanford Stadium was clearly a problem for the Fighting Irish. Notre Dame had six false start penalties in the game. It also had to burn two costly timeouts in the second half due to the crowd noise affecting Notre Dame’s ability to call plays.

“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,” Smart said.

Saturday’s game wrapped up a home-and-home series between the two schools, with the first contest being during the 2017 season. Georgia won that game 20-19. The Bulldogs do not have any future games scheduled against Notre Dame but do have non-conference home and homes set with UCLA, Oklahoma, Clemson, Texas and Florida State.

Georgia does not have a game this week, as it is off. The Bulldogs return to action on Oct. 5 when they take on Tennessee. The next game in Sanford Stadium will be on Oct. 12, as Georgia hosts South Carolina.

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