Mark Stoops names Patrick Towles as starting quarterback
08/18/2014 10:17 AM
Mark Stoops kicked off the week with some good news for Big Blue Nation. He announced on Twitter that redshirt sophomore Patrick Towles will start at quarterback for the Wildcats.
After thorough evaluation and a hard fought competition, we are naming Patrick Towles as our starting quarterback.— Mark Stoops (@UKCoachStoops) August 18, 2014
This competition has brought out the best in our quarterbacks and I'm confident in Patrick moving our team forward.— Mark Stoops (@UKCoachStoops) August 18, 2014
Coming into UK, Towles was projected to redshirt his freshman year in 2012, but due to injuries at the QB position, he was pressed into action and played five games for the Cats. In that year, he completed 19 of 40 passes for 233 yards and one touchdown. Towles was able to redshirt his sophomore season last year with Jalen Whitlow and Maxwell Smith splitting reps.