Here are some quick thoughts on Tennessee’s 19-8 win over Missouri.

What it means: With the win, Tennessee has the opportunity to win eight games in the regular season for the first time since 2007. Missouri on the other hand has to win against Arkansas next week to become bowl eligible.

What I liked: Coming into the game, Tennessee was tied for last in the SEC with only 12 turnovers created. In the first half, the Volunteers defense forced two turnovers, giving its offense solid starting field position. Tennessee’s defense has been on fire recently. The Vols’ offense ran the ball well against a stingy Missouri defense. Jalen Hurd had 108 rushing yards in the first half.

Missouri’s offense didn’t play well in the first three quarters. But with the game on the line, Missouri QB Drew Lock stepped up when it mattered most — scoring on a 1-yard rushing touchdown on fourth-and-goal and completing his two-point conversion pass to TE Jason Reese. Missouri’s defense was also put in some tough situations because of the offense’s ineffectiveness, but only gave up one touchdown.

What I didn’t like: Tennessee’s offensive play calling became conservative in the second half. On third-and-7 on the Vols’ first possession of the second half, QB Joshua Dobbs ran the football and was stopped for a two-yard loss. Two possessions later on third-and-7 from Missouri’s 8-yard line, Dobbs completed a pass in the backfield to Hurd, but Hurd lost four yards on the play. Then, two possessions later on third-and-9, Tennessee offensive coordinator Mike DeBord called a designed run for Dobbs, and Dobbs only gained two yards. This kind of conservative play calling is part of the reason why Tennessee has struggled to keep leads in the second half of games.

After Lock had a solid game against BYU, the freshman struggled mightily against Tennessee.He only had 20 passing yards in the first half.

Who’s the man: Jalen Hurd carried the offense with 151 rushing yards.

Key play: Right before the end of the first half on third-and-4, Dobbs broke three tackles and scored an 8-yard touchdown. It was Tennessee’s only touchdown of the game.

What’s next: Tennessee finishes its regular season at home against Vanderbilt. Missouri plays at Arkansas.