LEXINGTON, Ky. — Alabama was the favorite to become back-to-back national champions, but Clemson upset the Crimson Tide on Monday night and former Kentucky quarterback Patrick Towles provided a perfect prediction.
He tweeted out the final score more than four hours before the game began. It was one of the more memorable national championship games, and with plenty of fourth quarter twists and turns, Clemson came out on top 35-31, just as Towles predicted.
I can't believe it, but I got the Tigers 35-31 tonight.
— Patrick Towles (@patty_ice_8) January 9, 2017
Towles was a two-year starter for Kentucky and passed for more than 2,000 yards in 11 games in 2015 before losing his job to Drew Barker. He announced he would transfer to Boston College after the 2015 season.
He threw for 1,730 yards and 12 touchdowns in his first season at Boston College. He led the Eagles to a victory in the Quick Lane Bowl against Maryland.
Now that the national title is decided, next season is on the distant horizon. Kentucky has 239 days until it kicks off against Southern Miss in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.