Patrick Towles is getting another shot at a life-long rival this weekend. Just not in a Kentucky uniform.
Towles, now at Boston College, will take on Louisville on Saturday with the Eagles. Despite the new school and living in a different state, the grad transfer quarterback admitted that Saturday’s game means a bit more to him.
“I’m not telling you anything you probably don’t already know, but I grew up a huge (University of) Kentucky guy,” Towles told the Courier-Journal‘s Steve Jones. “I’ve loved them dearly since, and when I was at Kentucky, Louisville was our rival. I might be geographically removed from the state of Kentucky, but I still have a lot of allegiance to my home state. Getting a win over them would be super-special.”
As Towles has led Boston College to a 4-4 (1-4 ACC) record this season, his former squad is playing some of its best ball under coach Mark Stoops. The Wildcats hold a 5-3 (4-2 SEC) record and are on a three-game winning streak heading into this weekend’s Georgia game.
Towles announced his transfer in November 2015 after playing in 28 games with Kentucky where he passed for 5,099 yards, 24 touchdowns and 24 interceptions.
The former Wildcast continues to keep tabs on his old squad, and will be pulling for them going forward.
“(UK’s success) is awesome,” he told the Courier-Journal. “I’m so happy for them. My teammates (at UK), we worked so hard to get six (wins) for two years in a row, and we came up one game short. I’m so happy for them that they’ve got to experience that. I haven’t yet, so hopefully I can join them. If not, it’s OK. I think we will, but I’m extremely, extremely happy for them.
“I hope they win out. I think they’re talented enough. Their coaches have done a good job of putting them in position to win, and I wish nothing but the best for them.”