Updated strength of schedule rankings for Heisman contenders after USC's loss to Utah


Redshirt senior quarterback Hendon Hooker's collegiate career ended Nov. 19 at South Carolina.

The 6-foot-4, 218-pound quarterback suffered a season-ending injury versus the Gamecocks with a torn ACL in his left knee.

During the 2022 season, Hooker guided the Vols to wins versus Alabama, Florida and LSU.

In 11 games in 2022, he completed 229-of-329 passing attempts for 3,135 yards, 27 touchdowns and two interceptions. Hooker recorded 430 rushing yards and five touchdowns on 104 attempts.

Hooker is a Heisman Memorial Trophy contender for the 2022 season.

Following USC and Heisman Memorial Trophy contender quarterback Caleb Williams' loss versus Utah in the Pac-12 championship game Friday, ESPN FPI updated strength of schedule rankings for FBS teams.

Strength of schedule rankings for Heisman Memorial Trophy contenders are listed below.

Hendon Hooker (7)


Photo by Dan Harralson, Vols Wire

Bryce Young (8)


Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Caleb Williams (34)


Rob Gray-USA TODAY Sports

C.J. Stroud (35)



Max Duggan (36)


Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

Stetson Bennett (48)


Todd Kirkland/Getty Images

Michael Penix Jr. (71)


Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

Drake Maye (80)


Rob Kinnan-USA TODAY Sports

Story originally appeared on Vols Wire


More Related News

South Carolina women
South Carolina women's basketball wins at No. 4 UConn to keep perfect start alive

No. 1 South Carolina successfully defended its undefeated record in a thriller vs. No. 4 Connecticut on Sunday, beating the Huskies 81-77 in Hartford.

No. 1 South Carolina tops fifth-ranked UConn 81-77
No. 1 South Carolina tops fifth-ranked UConn 81-77

In a rematch of last season's national championship game, South Carolina came out on top again over UConn thanks to a strong fourth quarter by Aliyah Boston. Boston scored 23 of her 26 points in the second half, including 14 in the final period, to help the No. 1 Gamecocks beat the fifth-ranked Huskies 81-77 on Sunday in front of a sellout crowd. "Aliyah is just relentless, she plays relentlessly although she had a subpar (first half) as far as statistics, she impacted the game," South Carolina coach Dawn Staley said.

National signing day 2023 analysis: USC ended on a high note
National signing day 2023 analysis: USC ended on a high note

There is plenty to like about #USC's 2023 recruiting class. @DonJamesSports has more.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked with *

Cancel reply


Top News: Football