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Three Utah State players face drug charges ahead of Frisco Bowl vs. Kent State [UPDATE]

Three key skill position players could be held out of Bowl Game for Aggies.

Utah State Aggies running back Gerold Bright during the first half of play against the Boise State Broncos at Albertsons Stadium.  Brian Losness-USA TODAY Sports

UPDATE: All three players have been cleared to play in the Frisco Bowl.

Three Utah State Aggie football players are facing drug charges ahead of the Frisco Bowl against Kent State. QB Jordan Love, WR Sean Carter and RB Gerold Bright are the suspects in the case stemming from an incident Saturday night at an apartment complex on campus. A police report alleges multiple Utah State players were smoking marijuana.

Per the report, Love, Carter and Bright were all charged with possession of a controlled substance Tuesday morning in the Logan City Justice Court. It could mean up to six months in jail and a $1,000 fine. This all coming a day before the team was set to depart for Frisco, Texas, prior to their bowl game Friday, December 20th, against Kent State.

This would drastically alter the Aggies chances of competing in this bowl game. Love, the starting QB, finished the regular season with 3,085 yards, throwing 17 TDs with 16 INTs. It would likely mean backup QB Henry Colombi would have to start. Bright led the team in rushing with 827 yards and eight TDs, while Carter, a junior, only had one reception for 17 yards this season.

Utah State would be down its starting QB and best offensive weapon. Right now on DK DraftKings Sportsbook, the Aggies are 6-point favorites over Kent State. If any or all of the players aren’t allowed to play in the game, it would open up things for Kent State.