The Wildcats’ sophomore signal caller completed 24 of 43 passes for a career-high 390 yards and two touchdowns while rushing for a career-best 76 yards and two additional scores against the Bulldogs.
One of the nation’s top “big play” quarterbacks, Towles completed three passes of 40 yards or longer and had a career-long 48-yard run.
Towles was joined on the Week 9 honor roll by Nebraska running back Ameer Abdullah (341 all-purpose yards against Rutgers) and Utah State linebacker/running back Nick Vigil (35 snaps on offense for 51 yards rushing, 12 on defense for six tackles, 1.5 sacks and a forced fumble, and six on special teams against UNLV). Each of those players have been honored three times this season.
The honor roll and award are conducted by the Louisville Sports Commission, owners and operators of the Paul Hornung Award presented by Texas Roadhouse. The award is given annually to the most versatile player in major college football with the winner and his family honored on January 27, 2015, at the Galt House Hotel and Suites in downtown Louisville.
College football fans nationwide have the opportunity to cast their votes online for the Paul Hornung Award. Fans can vote as often as once every 24 hours at paulhornungaward.com for players who were on the preseason watch list and players who have been named to the Weekly Honor Roll selection. Voting will continue through November 17, 2014. Fans will then have the chance to vote for the winner from among the finalists in a second round of voting in late-November.
Past Paul Hornung Award Honor Roll Selections: