Until he throws for 1,000 yards and 10 touchdowns in a single game, against the New England Patriots, a portion of the UK football fan base will continue to cry out for the benching of Patrick Towles. That’s just how it is for him right now. He can’t do any good in some eyes.
At least his coach is among those supporting him, and that’s all that really matters. Mark Stoops, though well aware improvement is needed, credited his QB 1 with putting the team in a position to win:
There was some moments where we were not good enough and there was some things he did very well. But there were some head scratchers in there. That’s going to happen against a good defense, a good team, mixing up their coverages and doing some things. But I thought that, again, he gave us a chance to win. If we pull down that ball on third down on the two or three, whatever it was, then we’re all sitting here talking about how great he was to lead us back again. So, it’s a fine line.
Rob Rang of CBSSports.com writes, “Even in loss, Kentucky QB Patrick Towles flashes NFL upside.”