First, the positives about last week’s predictions. Hey, at least everyone played this time.

In truth, there were some bright moments. We predicted our QB leaders – Tua Tagovailoa, Feleipe Franks and Jordan Ta’amu – would combine for 9 TD passes, and they finished with 7 (we actually predicted the correct TD number for Tagovailoa, 3).

We will gloss over our incorrect prognostications, such as Josh Jacobs rushing for two TDs and Kalija Lipscomb catching two TD passes (each finished with zero touchdowns), and focus our attention on Week 8 predictions.

Most Passing Yards
1. Drew Lock, Missouri (vs. Memphis)

Prediction: 355 yards
Why? After facing Alabama’s defense, the Memphis Tigers will be a welcome relief for Lock, who managed just 142 yards passing against the Crimson Tide last week, a season low. Actually, Lock has struggled lately, completing just 48 percent of his throws for an average of 189 yards per game with 1 TD pass and 5 interceptions in his last three games. But over the last three seasons, Lock is averaging 354 YPG against nonconference opponents.

2. Jordan Ta’amu, Ole Miss (vs. Auburn)

Prediction: 300 yards
Why? Auburn’s pass defense is solid, that’s true. The Tigers have allowed only 6 passing TDs and have 8 INTs. But Auburn allowed 328 passing yards to Tennessee last week, and overall the Tigers are a team in turmoil. Ta’amu at home should be able to capitalize. Ta’amu is averaging almost 400 YPG against unranked opponents this season (397.4).

3. Jarrett Stidham, Auburn (at Ole Miss)

Prediction: 280 yards
Why? Stidham is coming off a season-high 322 yards in the loss to Tennessee, and now he gets to face the second-worst pass defense in the SEC in the Rebels. Since Stidham has never thrown back-to-back 300-yard games, we go that far, but he should be able to at least approach the 300-yard mark against Ole Miss.

Most Passing TDs
1. Drew Lock, Missouri (vs. Memphis)

Prediction: 3
Why? We mentioned earlier Lock’s passing yards against non-SEC opponents over the last three seasons. What we didn’t write was how many TD passes Lock has had over that span. In 12 games against non-SEC competition, Lock has 43 TD passes and just 6 INTs. That’s 3.5 TD passes a game.

2. Tua Tagovailoa, Alabama (at Tennessee)

Prediction: 3
Why? Last week I wrote that Tagovailoa would throw 3 TD passes since that was his per-game average for the season. And the sophomore finished with … 3 TD passes. No reason to expect any less from Tagovailoa.

3. Jarrett Guarantano, Tennessee (vs. Alabama)

Prediction: 2
Why? This seems off the wall, I know. And, yes, it is a bit of a reach to predict anyone can throw multiple TD passes against an Alabama defense. But a couple of things to consider here. One, Alabama has already allowed more passing TDs this season (10) than all of last season (8). Two, Alabama allowed 3 TD passes in its last road game, two weeks ago at Arkansas. I’m not saying this game will be close, but I am saying Guarantano is capable of throwing 2 TDs for the third straight game.

Most Rushing Yards
1. Benny Snell Jr., Kentucky (vs. Vanderbilt)

Prediction: 120 yards
Why? Despite being the SEC’s leading rusher, Snell hasn’t exactly set the world on fire the last two games, averaging just 3.9 yards a carry and only 79.5 yards per game. However, in last year’s game against Vanderbilt, Snell rushed for 116 yards on just 17 carries. Florida ran the ball 63 times for 292 yards last week against the Commodores. I’m expecting the Wildcats to follow that philosophy.

2. Rakeem Boyd, Arkansas (vs. Tulsa)

Prediction: 110 yards
Why? Anyone who can rush for 100 yards on Alabama’s defense, as Boyd did two games ago, can certainly make this list. Boyd actually has back-to-back 100-yard games on the ground and is averaging nearly 10 yards a carry over his last two games (9.6). Tulsa, meanwhile, has the second-worst rush defense in the AAC, behind only UConn.

3. Kylin Hill, Mississippi State (at LSU)

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Prediction: 100 yards
Why? Hill has proven he can go to stadiums traditionally difficult to play in and get his yards, as evidenced by his 211 yards on the ground in Week 2 at Kansas State. Now, while no one will ever confuse Manhattan, Kan., with Death Valley, the Tigers have been up and down in their rush defense this season. Two weeks ago they gave up 215 yards on the ground in a loss to Florida, but last week they rebounded to hold Georgia to just 113 rushing yards in a win.

Most Rushing TDs
1. Benny Snell Jr., Kentucky (vs. Vanderbilt)

Prediction: 3
Why? Did I fail to mention before that in last year’s game against Vanderbilt, Snell rushed for 3 TDs? Snell has also scored all 8 of his rushing TDs at home this season. It’s hard to imagine a player of Snell’s caliber going any longer without a breakout game.

2. Nick Brossette, LSU (vs. Mississippi State)

Prediction: 2
Why? Brossette is tied for the SEC lead in rushing TDs with 9 (along with Scottie Phillips of Ole Miss). Seven have come in the last four games. It will be a tough task for Brossette, since the Bulldogs have the SEC’s second-best run defense this season, holding opponents to just 115 YPG. The Bulldogs have also allowed just 4 rushing TDs all season, and they came against one opponent, Kentucky.

3. Damarea Crockett, Missouri (vs. Memphis)

Prediction: 2
Why? Crockett finally got on track two games ago with 154 rushing yards against South Carolina. Now he is facing a Memphis team that has allowed the second-most rushing TDs (15) in the AAC. Crockett has had a multi-TD game just once against an FBS opponent. Saturday will be his second.

Most Receiving Yards
1. Jalen Knox, Missouri (vs. Memphis)

Prediction: 100 yards
Why? The freshman has only 15 catches on the season, but he has made the most of them, averaging 18.7 yards per reception, sixth best in the SEC. Lock figures to pile up the passing yards against the Memphis defense, so even if Knox doesn’t get a lot of balls thrown his way, he has proven he can turn them into big gains.

2. A.J. Brown, Ole Miss (vs. Auburn)

Prediction: 95 yards
Why? Brown has been pretty consistent this season, not going two straight games without a 90-yard receiving game. Last week he was limited to 64 yards against Arkansas. So expect a bounceback game for Brown, who last year had 10 catches for 109 yards against Auburn.

3. Ryan Davis, Auburn (at Ole Miss)

Prediction: 90 yards
Why? Davis has just one game with 90 or more yards this season, and that came two weeks ago at Mississippi State (91 yards on 8 catches). Though Davis isn’t known for stretching the field in the Auburn passing game (averaging just 8.6 yards per reception this season), he was able to do just that in last year’s meeting with the Rebels. Davis caught 2 passes for 75 yards and a TD.

Most Receiving TDs
1. Jalen Knox, Missouri (vs. Memphis)

Prediction: 2
Why? Someone has to catches these passes that Lock is going to throw, and it might as well be Knox. He does have only 2 TD receptions all season, but one of them did come last week against Alabama. And Memphis is hardly Alabama on defense.

2. DaMarkus Lodge, Ole Miss (vs. Auburn)

Prediction: 2
Why? With D.K. Metcalf and his team-leading 5 receiving TDs lost for the rest of the season due to a neck injury, someone has to step up for the Rebels. Lodge has a TD reception in each of his last two games, and the last time the Rebels hosted Auburn in 2016, Lodge had a TD catch.

3. Jerry Jeudy, Alabama (at Tennessee)

Prediction: 2
Why? Really? You have to ask why? How about a multi-TD game in four of the Crimson Tide’s seven games this season? Or, at least 1 TD catch in five games this season? Or, an SEC-best 705 receiving yards and 27.1 yards per reception, also tops in the SEC? Feel free to take any of those statements or questions as a reason why I think Jeudy is set for another multi-TD game Saturday.