Hooker throws three TDs, leads Tennessee past South Carolina

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Tennessee quarterback Hendon Hooker (5) runs against South Carolina during an NCAA football game on Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021, in Knoxville, Tenn. (AP Photo/John Amis)

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Hendon Hooker threw for 225 yards and three touchdowns to lead Tennessee to a 45-20 Southeastern Conference victory over South Carolina.

The Volunteers led 38-0 in the second quarter before the Gamecocks staged a recovery.

Vols’ running back Tiyon Evans rushed for 119 yards and a touchdown before leaving midway through the third quarter with an injury.

Tennessee will host Ole Miss at Neyland Stadium next Saturday.

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