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.

He did not return to the game. Instead, Arizona State turned to backup Trenton Bourguet, who helped lead the Sun Devils to a 45-38 win over the 21st-ranked Huskies. After the game, interim coach Shaun Aguano commented on Jones’ status going forward.

“I don’t know his status, we’ll go back and I’ll review with the medical staff. Some of it is precautionary,” he said. “I want to make sure my kids are healthy first, football is just a game. If our kids aren’t 100% then I’m not going to let them play. I want to go back and make sure, when I walked out I gave him (Emory) a big hug and I saw it in his eyes that he’s okay, but I want to make sure from the medical staff that he’s okay.”

Bourguet completed 15 of his 21 passes for 182 yards and three scores in 2.5 quarters of work. He had an interception, but led touchdown drives of 79 yards and 82 yards in the second half that helped keep Arizona State ahead of a Washington team that nipping at its heels.

“He’s not the tallest, fastest or doesn’t have the strongest arm but he has traits of a great quarterback because he knows how to anticipate, he knows how to rally around his guys and his guys rally around him,” Aguano said of Bourguet. “I’ve seen that leadership in him and I always said when you have an opportunity and when you get that opportunity to make sure you take advantage of it and he has done it.

“It’s going to be a battle because the biggest thing is that he’s an Arizona kid that’s come in and won one of our biggest games. We can win with Arizona kids, and I’m going back to the recruiting part. I want to be sure to keep Arizona kids here. He amplied that for us. I say battle because it’s a competition in everything. In the quarterback room you have competition, and competition makes everyone better. When I say battle I don’t mean that he’s (Trenton) going to be the starter, but it’s going to be a good battle from a competition standpoint to make each other better.”

Arizona State (2-4, 1-2 Pac-12) has next week off before facing Stanford on the road on Oct. 22.