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.

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 next.

Hendon Hooker (7)

Bryce Young (8)

Caleb Williams (34)

C.J. Stroud (35)

Max Duggan (36)

Stetson Bennett (48)

Michael Penix Jr. (71)

Drake Maye (80)

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