Each week I, winston county's most finest citizen, will be bringing you the player/players whose stock seems to be rising and whose seems to be falling. This week everyone seemed to handle their business well. Unlike our northern counterpart, we had no trouble in the first half against an FCS opponent. The defense gave a little too much cushion for some of our liking at times but again, seems to be part of the scheme. The bend but not break mentality has been somewhat of a staple for Mississippi State defenses so I don't find that to be a problem.
Now let's get right to it.
On the rise: Matthew Wells, Soph. LB.- Wells game Saturday was seemingly a coming out party. He didn't go tackle crazy, although he did lead the team in solos with four. He showed much more than in the record books. Wells was all over the field for the most part of the game showing his versatility as a defensive playmaker. Earlier in the game he had a sure fire pick six only to be dropped. But he would come back with a vengeance.
First was his sack coming in untouched past the right tackle and drilling the quarterback to the ground. Then finally, early in the second half, he got his shining moment. He watched the ball come straight into his hands and took it 22 yards into the endzone for his first career touchdown. A linebacking corp that some thought was already pretty deep, seems to be getting even deeper with this guy's sudden acceleration.
On the fall: The entire MSU reserve lineman and various walk ons. And not for on the field miscues or anything.... They were literally falling Saturday evening right out of the gate..
There's got to be some kind of run through this week. National television cameras are coming to Davis Wade, Jenn Brown is coming to Davis Wade, and the Auburn Tigers are coming to Davis Wade. No screw ups.