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Trenton Bourguet Earns Manning Award Star of the Week Accolade

Oct 10, 2022

NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana– After Redshirt Junior quarterback, Trenton Bourguet, entered the game against #21 Washington last weekend with an injury plaguing starter Emory Jones, Bourguet's gutsy performance led the Sun Devils to their first upset this season, and earned him a spot in the Manning Award Stars of the Week with seven other quarterbacks. 

Fans can vote on what they think was the best performance of the week, by heading to the Allstate Sugar Bowl Facebook page found here. Voting closes on Thursday, October 14 at 10 a.m. MST, the top vote-getter will be announced as the Manning Award Quarterback of the Week.

Coming off of the bench, the Tucson native went 15-of-21 for 182 yards with three touchdowns, and one interception which was good for a 93.9 QBR, but Bourguet got the Sun Devils on the board when his team needed him the most, including going 5-of-7 for 81 yards and a touchdown on third down.

After a 38-38 tie early in the fourth quarter, Bourguet marched his team down the field for a four and a half minute 82 yard drive that was capped off with his third touchdown pass of the day and the difference maker in Shaun Aguano's first Sun Devil victory. This made Bourguet the first Sun Devil quarterback to come off the bench in a game to lead ASU to a come-from-behind victory since Brock Osweiler against UCLA in 2010. Bourguet's three touchdown passes were the most for a quarterback coming off the bench since Osweiler threw for four in that UCLA contest.

The Manning Award was created by the Allstate Sugar Bowl in 2004 to honor the college football accomplishments of Archie, Peyton and Eli Manning. It is the only quarterback award that includes the candidates' bowl performances in its balloting. Since the Manning Award started recognizing Stars of the Week in 2011, 464 different quarterbacks from 129 schools have been recognized. Sixty-seven players from 66 different schools were honored during the 2021 season.