Ole Miss confirms QB Chad Kelly is out for the season
The season from Hell just got worse for Ole Miss as senior quarterback Chad Kelly has been lost for the season following a knee injury sustained against Georgia Southern.
News of Kelly’s injury has been confirmed by Ole Miss. The school sent out the following statement announcing the news:
“Ole Miss senior quarterback Chad Kelly suffered a torn ACL and torn lateral meniscus in Saturday’s game against Georgia Southern. He will undergo season-ending surgery this week.”
After nine games this season, Kelly had thrown for 2,758 yards and 19 touchdowns, while rushing for another 337 yards and five touchdowns.
Now Ole Miss will be forced to win two of the final three games of the season without Kelly in the lineup in order to qualify for a bowl game. With games at Texas A&M, at Vanderbilt and home for the Egg Bowl, that certainly won’t be an easy task.
In fact, according to Vegas Insider, the oddsmakers have already listed Ole Miss as a 20-point underdog next weekend in College Station – and that’s with the status of Texas A&M starting quarterback Trevor Knight still unknown at this point.
Unless Ole Miss burns the redshirt off freshman Shea Patterson, expect redshirt freshman Jason Pellerin to get the first start of his career Saturday in College Station. Pellerin has played in five games this season and has scored five touchdowns playing mostly in red zone packages.