Kentucky offensive coordinator Neal Brown talks about the loss to Mississippi State and the play of Patrick Towles.
Running some numbers on Kentucky-Mississippi State:
– Patrick Towles threw for a career-high 390 yards, the most by a UK quarterback since Andre Woodson threw for 430 yards against Tennessee in an overtime game in 2007. It was the most in a regulation game since Woodson threw for 415 against Florida in 2007.
– Towles completed 24 of 43 passes for 390 yards and two touchdowns without an interception for a passer rating of 147.35. Towles’ best pass efficiency rating of the season is 157.30 against UL-Monroe when he completed 16 of 28 passes for 216 yards and three touchdowns without an interception. Towles has not thrown an interception ince the Vanderbilt game on September 27.
Mississippi State coach Dan Mullen’s comments post-Kentucky:
“Really proud of our guys today. Obviously, coming into a tough environment here at Kentucky against a very good football team that gave us everything they had out there on the field. They made plays all day long on both sides of the football and I don’t know if people are giving Mark [Stoops] enough credit for what he’s doing here with this outfit and what type of team Kentucky is. You give them a lot of credit. Their quarterback carried it 23 times and threw for 390 yards; one heck of a day by him. I’m really proud. We had guys step up and make plays when we needed to make plays. We’ve been doing that all season.
Kentucky defensive coordinator D.J. Eliot defensive coordinator talks to media about the missed tackles in UK’s 14-point loss to No. 1-ranked Mississippi State.
Kentucky quarterback Patrick Towles after he passed for 390 yards and rushed for 76 in UK’s 45-31 loss to No. 1-ranked Mississippi State.
Full transcript of Mark Stoops press conference post-Mississippi State:
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