The Auburn Tigers have five defensive takeaways through five games this season — two interceptions and three fumble recoveries.

Defensive coordinator Kevin Steele’s unit has played well this year, but Steele thinks the Tigers should be taking the ball away more often.

According to, Steele would like to see even more turnovers created by the Tigers’ defense:

“Well, we did make a little jump there, but not good enough,” Steele said. “We need to get to where, our goal is to have, I think it’s one in every 28 snaps a turnover. That’s a pretty lofty deal.”

Right now, the Tigers are forcing a turnover once every 68.8 plays, but Steele thinks his unit is due for some more takeaways:

“There’s been stretches where you’ve seen teams go get three, three, three, sometimes four games in a row,” Steele said. “We’re due that, and we’re working on it.”

On Saturday, the Tigers will travel to Starkville to take on Mississippi State. The game can be seen at noon Eastern time on the SEC Network.