Mark Stoops names Patrick Towles starting Kentucky QB

In a decision that probably comes a shock to nobody, head Kentucky football coach Mark Stoops has named Patrick Towles the starting quarterback for the 2015 season. It’s not too much of a surprise that Towles won the job after having a terrific 2014 season.

The announcement came from Brett Dawson of Rivals via Twitter. Towles will be a true junior this season, so he looks to be able to lead the Wildcats for his final two years of eligibility.

Patrick Towles is Kentucky's starting quarterback, coach Mark Stoops announces.

— Brett Dawson (@BDawsonWrites) August 17, 2015

Towles had a good season for the Wildcats in 2014. He went 225-392 with 2,718 yards and fourteen touchdowns against nine interceptions. His best game came in a 45-31 loss to Mississippi State when he threw for a career-high 390 yards and two touchdowns while rushing for seventy-six yards and two touchdowns.

Towles helped the Wildcats take big steps in the first half of the season. The team was 5-1 before ending the season on a six game losing streak.

The Wildcats open the 2015 season on September 5 when they host Louisiana-Lafayette.

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