Wells awarded C-USA Offensive Player of the Week

Following the Marshall University Thundering Herd’s 59-0 performance against the Eastern Kentucky Colonels in week one of the 2020 season, redshirt freshman quarterback Grant Wells was named Conference USA Offensive Player of the Week.

In his first collegiate start for the Herd, Wells completed 16-for-23 passing for 307 yards and four touchdowns. He set a new Marshall record for those passing yards for a Herd quarterback in his debut. This action was performed in just two and a half quarters. 

Wells also had six carries and rushed for 30 yards. He helped lead the Thundering Herd offense produce 627 total yards, 34 first downs and did not punt during the entire game. 

Wells and the rest of the Herd football team will now prepare for its matchup against Appalachian State, which is slated for Saturday, Sept. 19 at Joan C. Edwards Stadium.

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