Utah State QB dismissed from team
LARAMIE -- Jason Shelley's Utah State career lasted all of four games.
The school announced Sunday night the junior quarterback has been dismissed from the Aggie football team for a "violation of team rules."
USU's interim head coach Frank Maile did not specify what Shelley's infractions were, and a university press release states that there will be no comment on the matter moving forward.
The Aggies (0-4) are scheduled to play rival Wyoming Thursday night in Laramie. It is unclear who will be under center for Utah State. Shelley's back-up, Andrew Peasley, was not with the team during Saturday's 35-16 home loss to Fresno State.
If he can't go against Wyoming, that leaves true freshman Cooper Legas as the front runner to see his first action at the collegiate level.
The Aggies also have two other quarterbacks on the roster in Josh Calvin and Garrett Larsen. Neither has taken a snap in college, either.
Shelley transferred from the University of Utah in the offseason. In 18 games under center for the Utes, the Frisco, Texas product tossed 16 touchdowns and amassed more than 1,200 yards through the air.
In his four games in Logan, Shelley threw two touchdowns and a pair of interceptions while completing just 51-of-99 passes for 420 yards. Utah State's passing offense is ranked 121st in the nation out of 124 FBS teams who are playing football this fall. The Aggies average just 112 passing yards per outing.
Shelley, who was replacing former first-round NFL Draft pick Jordan Love, completed just 9-of-24 passes Saturday against the Bulldogs. He was also sacked six times.
Add Shelley's ouster to a growing list of issues the Aggies have already faced this fall. Along with being winless through four games, Utah State and former Head coach Gary Andersen parted ways just three weeks into the 2020 campaign.
Kickoff in Laramie is scheduled for 7 p.m. MST.