Reflecting on the moment, Denise Bennett told 11Alive's Maria Martin that it was "too much" to try and process as a lifelong Bulldogs fan that it was her own son who ended the long wait for a national championship.
"It's a life time of emotions, I'm so happy, he's the best kid. I'm such a Georgia fan. It's like, 'Go Dawgs!' This has never happened. I was eight years old!" she said, referring to the last time UGA won the national title.
The mother said that at halftime, with Georgia trailing 9-6 and Bennett struggling to get the Bulldogs' offense going, she got "real close with the Lord" and "peace just came over me."
"I'm not gonna say I knew we were gonna win, it just like a peace that I got," she said. "Like, okay, win or lose, we got it. It was peace."
Bennett's mom and dad - also named Stetson - met as students at UGA, bringing a true Bulldogs family story full circle on Monday night.
Denise Bennett said it was a "blessing" to have all her other children there for the moment as well.
"It's a dream for that little boy," she said of Stetson. "I just wanna hug him."