What a night for Patty Ice, when he needed it the most. With pressure from an uneasy fan base and an anxious Drew Barker eyeing an opportunity behind him, Patrick Towles answered the call and played a great football game. He went 22-for-27 through the air for 247 yards and two touchdowns. He added another 21 yards and six points on the ground, too.
“I’m pretty stingy with game balls, but I think he deserved one tonight,” said Stoops in his postgame press conference. “I thought he played a really good game and made some really good plays with his feet. He was aggressive down the stretch.”
Everyone calling for Barker to take over at quarterback will have to hush for at least another week. This was a statement game for Towles, and he reminded everyone why he was given the reins to the team in fall camp.
No quarterback controversy here.