Kentucky QB transferring to BC

Quarterback troubles plagued Boston College throughout the 2015 season, but the Eagles will be getting some help at the position next season. Former Kentucky quarterback Patrick Towles announced in a YouTube video last Friday that he will play his final year of eligibility in Chestnut Hill next season as a graduate transfer.

A native of Fort Thomas, Kentucky, Towles arrived in Lexington as a consensus 4-star recruit in the 2012 class. During his four years with the Wildcats, which included a redshirt season in 2013, Towles started 22 games and passed for 5,099 yards and 24 touchdowns with 24 interceptions. He also rushed for 353 yards and 11 scores.

This season, Towles was benched in favor of redshirt freshman signal-caller Drew Barker with two games remaining in the regular season.

Boston College finished last in the ACC and No. 125 nationally in passing offense (110.9 yards per game) this season. Sophomore Darius Wade started the first three games of the year at quarterback before going down for the season with a broken ankle. Signal-callers Jeff Smith, Troy Flutie and John Fadule saw action as well but combined for 1,099 yards and six touchdowns to eight interceptions.