Patrick Towles did not have the New Commonwealth Stadium debut he was dreaming of.
Towles only completed 47% of his passes, and threw an interception that setup a game-tying drive. However he still managed a solid 257 yards and 3 impressive touchdowns.
Mark Stoops described it succinctly, “A little bit inconsistent. He had some great throws, explosive plays, and then missed some opportunities.”
Towles was one or two throws away from a completely different game. After starting the second half with an overthrow, his next pass was underthrown. “I think that does play into it a little bit,” Stoops said. “I think he put a lot of pressure on himself. I think he cares a great deal, and wanted to play very well.”
Stoops remains confident in Patrick’s play moving forward. If it continues, Drew Barker is not far behind, but until then, Stoops is staying out of Pat’s head.
“He knows he’s going to be held accountable like our team. But what do I tell him? ‘Hey, throw it a little more. Hey throw that one a little further. Pull back on that next one.’ I’m no quarterback guru.”