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State of the Sun Devils podcast: ASU’s upset win over No. 21 Washington

Oct 8, 2022, 8:07 PM | Updated: 10:02 pm

TEMPE — On the latest episode of the State of the Sun Devils, an Arizona Sports podcast, Jesse Morrison, Jeremy Schnell and Jake Anderson break down ASU’s 45-38 upset win over No. 21 Washington.

The trio discusses the performance of backup quarterback Trenton Bourguet after coming on for starting QB Emory Jones, who exited the game with an apparent head injury while sliding on a scramble in the second quarter.

Bourguet was 15 of 21 (71%) for 182 yards and three touchdown passes to one interception.

So, with Arizona State’s offense looking the best it has all year, that inevitably poses a serious question:

Should interim head coach Shaun Aguano — who picked up his first win on Saturday — make a switch at quarterback?

Aguano’s postgame press conference hinted at a possible QB battle, as the interim coach said he wasn’t going to name Bourguet the starter, but did elude to competition in the quarterback room.

Morrison, Schnell and Anderson all give their opinion as to what they think will happen if Jones is healthy enough to play at Stanford on Oct. 22 following the bye week.

The trio then gives its prediction of how many wins the Sun Devils (2-4, 1-2 Pac-12) can obtain this year, with one of the three co-hosts still believing the team could be eligible come bowl season.

Washington quarterback Michael Penix Jr. warms up prior to an NCAA college football game against Arizona State in Tempe, Ariz., Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Arizona State quarterback Emory Jones warms up prior to an NCAA college football game against Washington in Tempe, Ariz., Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Arizona State running back Xazavian Valladay runs for a touchdown against Washington during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Tempe, Ariz., Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Arizona State running back Xazavian Valladay (1) beats Washington linebacker Kamren Fabiculanan (13) for a touchdown during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Tempe, Ariz., Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Arizona State defensive back Jordan Clark (1) celebrates after his interception for a touchdown against Washington as Arizona State defensive back Khoury Bethley (15) and linebacker Merlin Robertson (8) follow during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Tempe, Ariz., Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Arizona State's defensive back Ro Torrence, left, breaks up a pass intended for Washington wide receiver Ja'Lynn Polk, right, during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Tempe, Ariz., Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Washington's safety Asa Turner walks off the field after being ejected on a targeting penalty during a tackle against Arizona State during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Tempe, Ariz., Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Arizona State running back Xazavian Valladay, right, breaks free for a touchdown run, beating Washington cornerback Jordan Perryman (1) and linebacker Kamren Fabiculanan (13), during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Tempe, Ariz., Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) An injured Arizona State's quarterback Emory Jones (5) walks off the field during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Washington in Tempe, Ariz., Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Arizona State's running back Xazavian Valladay (1) celebrates after his touchdown run with wide receiver Giovanni Sanders (20), offensive lineman Ben Scott (66), tight end Messiah Swinson (80) and offensive lineman Emmit Bohle (70) as Washington linebacker Kamren Fabiculanan (13) walks back to the sideline during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Tempe, Ariz., Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) 
              Washington quarterback Michael Penix Jr. throws a pass against Arizona State during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Tempe, Ariz., Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
            Washington's head coach Kalen DeBoer walks off the field after an NCAA college football game against Arizona State in Tempe, Ariz., Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Arizona State's Macen Williams (6), Charles Hall IV (0), Xazavian Valladay (1) and Matthew Pola Mao (95) celebrate during the closing moments of the second half of an NCAA college football game against Washington in Tempe, Ariz., Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Arizona State quarterback Trenton Bourguet (16) throws a pass as offensive lineman Isaia Glass (73) blocks Washington defensive lineman Jeremiah Martin (3) during the second half of an NCAA college football game in Tempe, Ariz., Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) 
              Arizona State's quarterback Trenton Bourguet, right, throws a touchdown pass as Washington's linebacker Dominique Hampton (7) applies pressure during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Tempe, Ariz., Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
            
              Arizona State's quarterback Trenton Bourguet (16) celebrates with family and friends after an NCAA college football game against Washington in Tempe, Ariz., Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
            
              Arizona State interim head coach Shaun Aguano, front left, celebrates with players, including RJ Regan (21), after an NCAA college football game against Washington in Tempe, Ariz., Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
            
              Arizona State's Isaiah Johnson (0) celebrates with other players after an NCAA college football game against Washington in Tempe, Ariz., Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
            
              Arizona State running back Daniyel Ngata (4) is tripped by Washington safety Alex Cook (5) and cornerback Jordan Perryman (1) during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Tempe, Ariz., Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
            Arizona State running back Xazavian Valladay (1) runs past Washington linebacker Alphonzo Tuputala (11) during the second half of an NCAA college football game in Tempe, Ariz., Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Arizona State interim head coach Shaun Aguano, center, shouts at officials during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Washington in Tempe, Ariz., Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Arizona State defensive back Timarcus Davis (7) shoves Washington tight end Devin Culp (83) out of bounds during the second half of an NCAA college football game in Tempe, Ariz., Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Washington running back Cameron Davis (22) scores a touchdown, beating Arizona State linebacker Merlin Robertson (8) to the end zone, during the second half of an NCAA college football game in Tempe, Ariz., Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Arizona State running back Daniyel Ngata (4) celebrates his touchdown against Washington with Arizona State offensive lineman Ben Scott (66) during the second half of an NCAA college football game in Tempe, Ariz., Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Arizona State wide receiver Elijhah Badger (2) celebrates after his touchdown catch against Washington with fullback Case Hatch (44) during the second half of an NCAA college football game in Tempe, Ariz., Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Arizona State students run on the field after an NCAA college football game against Washington in Tempe, Ariz., Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

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