Cody Wells did everything you could have asked out of a quarterback making his first college start and then some.
Wells was recruited out of Spain Park high school in Hoover Alabama and looked tonight like he picked up where he left off.
Cody stood in the pocket time after time and took big hit after big hit but was able to complete the pass and keep the chains moving. He took some big time shots as well. The Kentucky defense was able to get to Cody and deliver several de-cleaters BUT he got back up.
Wells managed the game much like he did in the second half of the Arkansas State game when starter Trey Revell went down. He stood tall in the pocket and delivered some sharp passes that were on the money just before getting blasted. His uniform after the game looked as if it had played the entire season.
Wells completed 21/44 passes for 267 yards and a touchdown to Luther Ambrose. He made some rookie mistakes to but gained something much more valuable; experience. With the Revell's availability for Troy next week still up in the air, Wells proved tonight that he is capable of running the ULM offense and moving the chains until Revell can return.
Now get that young man in some ice, he is gonna feel it in the morning. Good job Cody.