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So, about that interception…

© Mark Zerof

© Mark Zerof

© Mark Zerof

If you look at the numbers, Patrick Towles had an okay night. 27-44 for 359 yards, 0 touchdowns, and one costly interception in the end zone in the second quarter. After the game, Patrick confirmed that ball was supposed to go to Dorian Baker and took the blame.

“I just kind of threw that ball behind the back. Running the rout, I’ve just got to throw a better ball.”

When Towles got in a groove, he looked unstoppable; unfortunately, the interception will be what Patrick’s detractors cling on to tomorrow. I mean, look how open Juice is.

Hey, at least it wasn’t as bad as that run during the two-minute drive, right?

Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

No, I will not make you a sandwich, but you can follow me on Twitter @MrsTylerKSR or email me.

30 Comments for So, about that interception…



  1. Tony
    11:46 pm October 15, 2015 Permalink

    I’d rather hit our quarterback than cheer for him. He’s too cool for school. Please let someone else play; someone with grit, not rich boy smirks.



  2. Frustrated Cat
    11:48 pm October 15, 2015 Permalink

    In 12 SEC starts, Towles is 4-8 with 11 TDs and 11 INTs. He doesn’t have one touchdown per game. He hasn’t shown any significant improvement from last year to this year. Unfortunately, we have to admit that he just doesn’t have what it takes to be a great, dependable leader and an elite SEC QB. Maybe the scouts were right when they rated him an athlete/tight-end out of high school, not as a QB.



    • Katya
      11:50 pm October 15, 2015 Permalink

      Towles is garbage. At this point I’m convinced he’s only the starter because his mom’s maiden name is Bunning.



    • BenHur
      12:14 am October 16, 2015 Permalink

      Katya, are you a boy or a girl?



    • cig107
      2:30 am October 16, 2015 Permalink

      Katya, you’re garbage. And not smart. As are all the people screaming for a QB change.



  3. CJ Conrad
    11:50 pm October 15, 2015 Permalink

    Mrs. TT,

    Do you know how many time I have been wide open?



  4. Mike13w
    11:54 pm October 15, 2015 Permalink

    Bad. Just f’in bad.



  5. AlpharettaCat
    11:55 pm October 15, 2015 Permalink

    The trolls are out tonight! Get over it! We didn’t win but it could have been much worse. Stop the negativity. Can’t wait to see how negative you get when our basketball teams loses for the first time. The end result is what we are after and it takes looking beyond a win or loss to see how far we have come and where we are going.



    • 3 and Out
      12:16 am October 16, 2015 Permalink

      We are tired of losing. We are tired of losing in our house. We are tired of SEC school’s worst teams in years beating our best teams in years. We are tired of our last winning record in the SEC being in 1977, before many of us were born. We are tired of “it could’ve been worse.” We’re tired of silver linings. We are tired of seeing doormats like Baylor, South Carolina, and similar go from laughing stocks to powerhouses and winning double-digit games. We don’t expect national or even SEC Championships, but for God’s sake, James Franklin had VANDERBILT winning 9 games a year, beating Florida in the Swamp, and finishing ranked in the AP poll! When was the last time we did any of those!?



    • Mike
      12:26 am October 16, 2015 Permalink

      Suck it, alpha cat. I’ve been a die hard UK football fan my whole life. I have to sacrifice money that I should be saving to buy season tickets and donate to the K fund. I’m still paying on my student loans from attending UK. I have every right to be frustrated about this game. Hell, I supported Billy Gillispie when he was here b/c I didn’t want to be negative. BUT, this was a frustrating damn game and there’s no shame in expressing that. 26 years in. Just frustrated.



    • AlpharettaCat
      12:44 am October 16, 2015 Permalink

      No one is saying you can’t / shouldn’t be disappointed. Just stop being negative and suck it up like you are grown up. Stop acting like a little baby and grow a pair. Get over it and support our team! If you have a problem with it, there are many people like me that would gladly take your tickets so you can go cry about a single loss. We can still win many of our remaining games. Don’t give up on the team.



  6. Le Docteur
    11:59 pm October 15, 2015 Permalink

    That video showing Johnson running right across Towles’ vision with 3-yards separation from the defender only to have Towles throw 3 feet behind Baker for the INT makes me want to vomit. You cannot upset a team like Auburn with terrible decisions like that. Towles did lots and lots of good things and make some great throws. The problem is, one play he’ll make a terrible decision or throw and the next play he’ll make an NFL-caliber play. He is a one-read QB and when you play against SEC defenses, you’re going to be very inconsistent even when you’re mostly accurate.



    • pithuahua
      12:13 am October 16, 2015 Permalink

      The sad thing is he was probably trying to go to Johnson…SMH



  7. Nuclearcontamination
    12:02 am October 16, 2015 Permalink

    Towles is consistent with throwing the ball behind receivers and now to the wrong receiver. Every week a coach says he will get better, when? Landon Foster has developed into the SEC worst punter. So many little things that makes Kentucky a landmark loser.



    • pithuahua
      12:10 am October 16, 2015 Permalink

      Our kicking game has gone from one of the best to last. If we are a every four year cycle to have a decent QB, never going to get to the next level.



  8. Cooked
    12:29 am October 16, 2015 Permalink

    Yes, his passing is head shaking poor at least half of the time, but taking that sack at the last play was one of the worst mistakes I have seen. I mean why, why wouldn’t he run for his life until he found a receiver coming open, but running into coverage…..!?



  9. Nolecat21
    12:47 am October 16, 2015 Permalink

    No way this one gets put on the QB. Too many drops, including another TD on a perfect back shoulder throw. At some point you have to start questioning Dawson’s play calling. How many times did we call runs up the middle for no gain in the 2nd half? At what point does Dawson realize our backs are too small and line is not good enough to run successfully up the middle against SEC teams. Def not our strength. The absolute worst was run up the middle on 2nd and long with little over a minute left. Towels was hot in the second half and the game should’ve been put in his hands. Was his int boneheaded, yes. But, there are plenty of players making mistakes on this squad. I guess it’s Towles fault wr’s drop balls too. As great as Boom is, he tends to run east and west too much trying to make every run a home run. Aub’s rb has half his athletic ability, but knew how to put his head down and fight for every yard. Making crucial plays 3-4 yes at a time. The big runs are great, but the great rb’s know when to take the 3-4 yds ahead of you vs dancing around in the backfield. Plus, he had a huge drop that would’ve possibly gone the distance. Oh yeah, that was Towles fault too. It was also Towles fault they didn’t call an obvious pass int against Baker in the end zone. It was also his fault that our kicker can’t kick past the 10 yard line, constantly spotting Aub 30-40 yds per ko. This team has consistently come out flat in the first half. That has a little something to do with coaching. Lastly, who in the hell gave Matt Elam 5 stars? He doesn’t even fire off the ball at all. Does little to nothing.



    • cig107
      2:32 am October 16, 2015 Permalink

      Matt Elam did pretty well tonight. He doesn’t have to fire off the ball like others. His job is to take up blockers, usually two, and let ends and linebackers mainly make plays on the ball carrier.



    • Tailgate34
      3:48 am October 16, 2015 Permalink

      I agree nolecat21. Towles does make some questionable decisions but the play calling and drops are really what is killing us. Fundamental mistakes that we clean up for a week then fall back into. Dawson seems in over his head in my opinion. Our two minute offense is horrible. Zero sense of urgency and way to much time slipping away between plays.



  10. Hack
    5:37 am October 16, 2015 Permalink

    Has Stoops heard of this guy? : http://www.hudl.com/athlete/2830660/tyler-pack



  11. aaron
    6:42 am October 16, 2015 Permalink

    I am blaming wide receivers and play calling



  12. Poppschmidty
    7:26 am October 16, 2015 Permalink

    Not as bad as the run call? NOT AS BAD AS THE RUN CALL??!?! I’ve been a Towles supporter the whole season; granted I still want to see Barker get some reps in. The run call was stupid, but this was by far Towles’ worst play of the entire season. When you have a guy wide open in the paydirt you throw it to that guy; not to a guy wh ohas his defender draped all over him. Towles’ decision making will not improve past what it is right now. I usually agree with TT in her posts, but I’m wondering if we watched the same game. If the right decision was made we would’ve never had to have a 2 minute offense.



  13. Steve
    7:34 am October 16, 2015 Permalink

    Towles is not an elite QB or an NFL prospect, why the h%ll won’t Matt Jones and Ryan Lemond just admit it? Towles was not looking for anybody but Baker on the INT, he knew that before the snap. Hey Matt, Jim Bunning is a Republican, don’t count on him supporting you when you run for office. So you can quit kissing up. If this back up kicker is on scholarship, it needs to be pulled.



  14. art vandalay
    7:55 am October 16, 2015 Permalink

    Dont think Pat is s bad QB but he will never be the one to take us to the next level. Big games and when the lights are brightest he always seems to fall apart in key moments. Ive watched him play long enough to know thats never going to change. We cant let it come to the point that he has to make big plays and error free football when its a rival or big name opponent. Its just never going to happen.

    Hes going to be loose and smoke lower tier teams. But just like Mark’s brother Big Game Bob, Pat lacks that killer instinct when the chips are down.

    And Barker must be really bad or really immature or Stoops would have made the change by now. You know the guy wnts to win worse than any of us and would pull the plug on Pat in a second if he thought it would get us any more W’s.

    We know what Pats got and what hes going to have tomorrow and the next day. The things he has issues with will still be issues 6 months from now……he must be the best we are going to have available for this season. Sad because our schedule set us up for the best season in long long time



  15. WesHos
    8:18 am October 16, 2015 Permalink

    Yes, the pick was an awful read and 100% on him. Other than that one play and the last play of the game, where he just panicked, he played great. Don’t blame him, blame his butterfinger receivers.



  16. GlennFohr
    8:58 am October 16, 2015 Permalink

    I was at the game and didn’t see how open Johnson was until the replay at home. That play just makes me sick. Towles was hot the entire night but that play there shows you he does lock on to one receiver a lot. And then the guy goes out and makes unbelievable throws!! Head scratching!!!!



  17. za
    9:05 am October 16, 2015 Permalink

    He misses too much. Air raid offense that doesn’t throw touchdown passes. We have to find a way to give Boom the ball in space. When they would put him in motion and he’d line up out wide, I wanted to punch the TV. They don’t play on his skill set. Anybody count his touches after the first drive? I think he got it once more in the half.
    Let’s talk about the last play of the game for us. What was Towles doing???? You have to at least give it a shot.



    • WesHos
      9:49 am October 16, 2015 Permalink

      He panicked



  18. Still Angry
    10:56 am October 16, 2015 Permalink

    As usual!



  19. Just Say'n
    1:14 pm October 16, 2015 Permalink

    I can’t fathom why anyone would think Towles will ever be a top notch SEC QB. He NEVER looks off his primary receiver; NEVER, he throws more ‘wounded duck’ balls than spirals, and he panics under pressure. I’m not so sure the kid has the acumen to play QB in the SEC.

    Yes, he will have a game with good stats every game or so, but that’s not good enough in this league. In last nights game we had a couple of dropped balls by the receivers, but they also saved his poor passing with a number of great catches. This has happened every game yet no one brings that up. If you throw in all of the balls that are either to short, and there’s a bunch every game, or thrown behind the runner, his performance is mediocre at best.