Josh Heupel reviews Hendon Hooker’s performance against Ball State

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Tennessee (1-0) kicked off its 2022 season Thursday against Ball State at Neyland Stadium.

The Vols defeated Ball State (0-1), 59-10.

Redshirt senior quarterback Hendon Hooker completed 18-of-25 passing attempts for 221 yards, two touchdowns and zero interceptions. He recorded 12 rushing yards and two touchdowns on five attempts.

Following the season-opening contest, second-year head coach Josh Heupel addressed Hooker’s performance.

“I thought he was very efficient, in command and control,” Heupel said. “Our tempo, run game, decisions, checks, pass game, same thing. Structurally some things we game planned for and some things we hadn’t. The adjustments on the sideline he handled in a really good way.

“I thought he was in great command of the football game. I need to go back and watch it. He had the missed throw, but other than that, he was extremely accurate all night long.”

Story originally appeared on Vols Wire