- Patrick Towles used the same right arm that threw two touchdown passes against No. 25 Missouri to exhort Kentucky fans to cheer and celebrate as the final seconds ticked off of the Wildcats' biggest win in recent memory. Teammates joined the party with a small yet diligent group of fans that kept looking up at the scoreboard to take in Saturday night's 21-13 victory that spoke volumes about their resolve just a week after a disappointing loss to Florida. Towles played the biggest role with two TD passes and another on a 14-yard score that helped end the Wildcats' 18-game losing streak against ranked teams.
"It was important for me for sure, really not playing as good as I could have in any of those three games," said Towles, whose arm and feet were critical in the Wildcats' first upset of a ranked team since beating then-No. 18 South Carolina 31-28 in Lexington five years ago. "Coming out and playing like this was important for me." The junior threw TD passes of 24 yards to tight end C.J. Conrad in the third quarter and the 5-yard clincher to Dorian Baker with 6:20 remaining that brought cheers of "Go Big Blue!" from the crowd of 58,008. Towles completed 14 of his first passes for 120 yards before finishing 22 of 27 for 249 yards, adding nine runs for 21 yards. His performance helped the Wildcats (3-1, 2-1 Southeastern Conference) gain 369 yards against the nation's fourth-ranked defense and snap a school-record, 11-game road winning streak for the Tigers (3-1, 0-1). - AP Sports