UK FOOTBALL | Has Patrick Towles hit his ceiling?
10/27/2015 04:43 PM
LEXINGTON — A season that started with such high hopes, with many goals still within reach, took a significant reality check on Saturday when Kentucky Football suffered a 42-16 beatdown on the road at Mississippi State.
The blowout defeat was the Wildcats’ worst loss of the season and their first game of not decided by eight points or less in 2015.
After the game, the wrath of social media turned on Patrick Towles for the loss.
After starting the game completing his first seven passes and scoring a 1-yard touchdown run to give Kentucky an early 7-0 lead in the first quarter, the junior quarterback lost his touch the rest of the way, finishing 23/42 for 218 yards, two interceptions, and zero passing touchdowns for the second consecutive week.
Towles has definitely had his moments in 2015, including back-to-back 300-yard passing games against Eastern Kentucky and Auburn, but his inconsistencies are quickly becoming too big to continue to ignore.
Has Patrick Towles hit his ceiling as a college quarterback? Have we seen the best he has to offer, or does the problem run much deeper with issues stemming from receivers dropping passes, a porous offensive line, and questionable play calling?
Larry Vaught joined KSTV on Tuesday to try and determine the answer: