It was a rough day for Patrick Towles. The sophomore was 14-29 for 176 yards, zero touchdowns, and two interceptions. Towles looked out of sync the entire game, dancing indecisively in the pocket, scrambling right into Louisville defenders and showing absolutely no confidence under fire. His last throw sealed UK’s fate, sailing right into Louisville’s Gerod Holliman’s hands.
Mark Stoops said after the game that Patrick was so bad that Neal Brown was forced to call more runs than he would have liked. “Patrick was just too erratic,” Stoops said. He also said that UK’s game plan included lots of quick hit passes for 7-8 yards, but they had to scrap it when Patrick struggled. “Patrick’s throws just weren’t there, so we changed.”
Not even an obliviate charm can fix this one, I’m afraid.