Arizona State's Emory Jones exits Washington game after hit to head
Midway through the second quarter of Arizona State’s game against Washington on Saturday, quarterback Emory Jones left the field after taking a hit to the helmet while sliding. He appeared to be a bit disoriented while walking to the sideline, and was taken back to the team’s locker room shortly after.
Jones took a hard hit on a third-and-6 run from Washington safety Asa Turner. The ASU quarterback initiated a slide but was hit anyway. He landed awkwardly on the deck and stayed down for a moment after the hit.
Here is the targeting play that knocked Jones out pic.twitter.com/WwJKKpeGnd
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The play was initially ruled as a clean hit — no penalty flag for a late hit, and no targeting call. But then the officials came back to rule targeting had occurred and they went to review the play. After replay review, they confirmed the call of targeting and ejected Turner, who was making his return from a multi-game absence due to injury.
Jones took his time making his way to the locker room.
ASU quarterback Emory Jones is being taken back into the locker room after being hit on a targeting call pic.twitter.com/vyEk7E8x5p
— Megan Plain (@MeganPlain) October 8, 2022
#ASU QB Emory Jones heads to the locker room after taking a big hit. @AZSports @AZSportsDevils pic.twitter.com/YrpClmOKF6
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He was replaced by Trenton Bourguet in the game. On the very next play, Xazavian Valladay ran it in for a game-tying touchdown from the 11-yard-line.
ASU got the ball back after a quick UW three-and-out, and Bourguet drove the Sun Devils 90 yards in 11 plays to go up 17-10. Bourguet completed a 14-yard touchdown pass to Valladay to pay the drive off, delivering a strike to the flats right in the face of a blitzing Husky off the edge.
Arizona State and Washington are facing off on the Pac-12 Network.