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Drew Barker replaces Patrick Towles and promptly leads beautiful TD drive

It really was a a thing of beauty.

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Admittedly, I've been a Patrick Towles supporter through many of his struggles, but the redshirt junior's time as Kentucky's starting quarterback may be over.

After throwing a critical red-zone interception in the second quarter against Vanderbilt, head coach Mark Stoops sent Towles to the bench and brought out redshirt freshman Drew Barker. He promptly lead a touchdown drive that began with him throwing a beautiful 42-yard bomb to Jeff Badet to put UK back in scoring position

After a 13-yard run by Stanley Williams, Barker would then cap off the drive two plays later with a seven-yard touchdown pass to Ryan Timmons:

That was the first score of Barker's college career, and it gave UK a 10-7 lead in Nashville. More importantly, it may have given him the starting QB job.



On the Cats' next offensive possession, Barker promptly threw a pick-six because UK football can't have nice things.