Coordinator Diaz positive Dog defenders can make more big plays

Mississippi State (1-1, 0-1 SEC) is tied for ninth in the conference for sacks (1 1/2 per game) and sits alone at 10th in tackles for loss (5 1/2 per game).

“If we make negative plays, we win the football game,” Diaz said, still pointing to missed opportunities in last Thursday’s 17-14 loss to Auburn. “… That’s how the whole thing has been built. We have not established that identity yet and I’m eager for that to occur.”