Patrick Towles couldn’t have asked for a better debut. Towles passed for 377 yards and one touchdown, and added in another touchdown on a 30-yard run. I asked Patrick if he expected one of his first touchdowns of the season to come off a run and he said no, but was pleased either way. “I didn’t, but if that’s the way it works, that’s the way it works,” he said. (By the way, Jared Lorenzen predicted that.)
Towles was superb, showing poise under pressure that made his head coach proud. “He was very poised and he made very good decisions,” Stoops said. “He’s been like that for sometime.” Like a true leader, Towles credited his entire unit for a good day. “I was sharp, the whole offense was sharp. The receivers were good, offensive line was good, so it was a big combination,” Towles said. However, like a true perfectionist, he noted a few mistakes. “There were just a couple of simple mistakes that I made and I know that I made them, but I fixed them, which was good.” Nitpicking much?
Towles said that while today’s win was fun, “there’s a lot more fun to be had.” However, for a quarterback that’s patiently waited for his moment and put in the hard work, it’s hard not to bask a bit in the afterglow. “This is a feeling that I haven’t had in a while and I’m glad to have it back,” Towles said, smiling.