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Jason Shelley Dismissed From the Team

Jason Shelley is out after the fourth game of the season for Utah State

NCAA Football: Utah State at Boise State Brian Losness-USA TODAY Sports

After a lot of speculation about how Jason Shelley could lead the Aggies offense, there is no longer need for discussion. Per Utah State, Jason Shelley has been dismissed from the team for disciplinary reasons. This comes just a week after Utah State and head coach Gary Andersen parted ways and Utah State will not be playing their game against Wyoming on Thursday night due to an up rise in COVID-19 within the Utah State program. Interim head coach Frank Maile will make not comment on the decision moving forward.

Shelley played in four games for the Aggies after transferring from Utah and was expected to play a big role in replacing Jordan Love. In four games, Shelley completed 51.5% of his passes and for 420 yards and threw two touchdowns and two interceptions. Shelley struggled in his first three games against Boise State, San Diego State, and Nevada. He didn’t reach 100 yards passing in a game until the fourth game against Fresno State. Against the Bulldogs, Shelley was 9 for 24 and threw for 144 yards.

Overall, Shelley was unable to help the Aggies move the ball down the field. Frank Maile will have a decision to make on the next man up for the Aggies, and this will likely be Andrew Peasley, who has seen limited playing time. On the season Peasley is 6 for 16 and has thrown for 29 yards and an interception. The canceled game against Wyoming will give Utah State an opportunity to get the COVID-19 and quarterback situation both sorted out before next weeks game against New Mexico as the Aggies still look for the first win of the season.