Jamie Noon scored a hat-trick of tries as England beat Scotland to win the Calcutta Cup at Twickenham.
England ran in seven tries in total as they finished a frustrating RBS 6 Nations campaign with a flourish.
Hodgson let Scotland off the hook with a wayward first attempt at goal but with 13 minutes on the clock the Sale fly-half carved the opening for England to score the first try.
Ben Kay won the ball at the lineout, Hodgson floated through a giant gap in the Scotland defence between Ross and Rory Lamont before providing the scoring pass to Jamie Noon for his second Test try.
After Paterson had succeeded with his second attempt to get Scotland on the board, England piled forward from the restart and Noon escaped the clutches of Hogg and Ross to break the line.
The Newcastle centre evaded Blair's diving tackle and barged Paterson aside on his way to the line and touched down under the posts to leave Hodgson a simple conversion.
Scotland had barely had the chance to reorganise when Mark Cueto held off the attentions of Sean Lamont down the right long enough to feed Joe Worsley with the ball a yard from the try-line. Despite Hines' best efforts, the England blindside touched down.
Scotland hit back just before the interval after Hugo Southwell had split the England defence and handed on to his centre partner Andy Craig who turned it back inside for Sean Lamont to touch down.
Scotland scored again within five minutes of the restart with an 80-metre move sparked by Paterson's counter-attack.
The Scotland full-back skipped around Martin Corry, stepped past Ellis and then chipped over Lewsey. Blair scooped up the bouncing ball, fed Paterson again who sent Craig over for the score.
Paterson converted and Scotland had closed the gap to nine points.
England halted the Scotland charge with a well-worked fifth try as Ollie Smith, on for Balshaw, slipped a wonderful pass out the back of his hand to Ellis who beat Jason White's tackle and dived over for his first Test try.
But Ellis' fine finish was cancelled out immediately after he fed a pass straight at Scotland's Taylor, who ran over untouched from 40 metres out.
Paterson missed the conversion and only a crunching cover tackle from Lewsey denied Scotland another try after Rory Lamont had brushed through attempted tackles from Steve Thompson and Smith down the right wing.
Matt Dawson was introduced for Ellis and made an immediate impact, sparking England's attack into life once more.
After Dawson's slipped pass to Hodgson had worked the opening, Noon was on hand to dive over in the left corner to seal his hat-trick.
And Cueto, so instrumental in creating two of England's first-half scores, then touched down for a deserved try after Barkley's break through the middle.
England Under-18 head coach John Fletcher insists his young side will be better for the experience after beating Italy in the bronze final to round out their 2015 Rugby Europe U18 Championship campaign in style.