A seat was saved for late sports reporter Carley McCord at the Sugar Bowl in New Orleans on Wednesday.
McCord, 30, was one of five people killed in a plane crash in Lafayette, Louisiana, on Saturday while she was en route to the Peach Bowl between LSU and Oklahoma in Atlanta. The Louisiana native worked as a reporter for local NBC affiliate WDSU as well as an in-game host for the New Orleans Pelicans.
The Sugar Bowl, which is held annually in New Orleans's Mercedes-Benz Superdome, paid tribute to McCord by reserving a spot for her in the press box that included a vase of yellow roses and a card featuring her name.
Max Olson, a college football reporter for the Athletic, posted a photo of the touching memorial on Twitter:
Nice tribute here from the Sugar Bowl to reserve a seat for the late Carley McCord. pic.twitter.com/28RAm0wl9o— Max Olson (@max_olson) January 2, 2020
Georgia won the Sugar Bowl over Baylor by a score of 26-14.
McCord was the daughter-in-law of LSU offensive coordinator Steve Ensminger. Hours after news of her death was reported, LSU went on to win the Peach Bowl 63-28.
Funeral services for McCord will be held on Saturday in Baton Rouge, where she was born and raised.