A total of 55 Bulldogs got on the field during Mississippi State's opening game. There were 16 more who made the travel roster but did not participate.
GAME ONE PARTICIPANTS (*starter): *S Nickoe Whitley, *Jay Hughes, *WR/KR Jameon Lewis, *CB Jamerson Love, TE Malcolm Johnson, RB Nick Griffin, WR Fred Ross, CB Justin Cox, *OLB Deontae Skinner, *WR Robert Johnson
, CB Cedric Jiles, LB Zach Jackson, QB Dak Prescott, *WR Joe Morrow, *QB Tyler Russell, *TE Brandon Hill, *LB Matt Wells, *CB Taveze Calhoun
, S Kendrick Market, *RB LaDarius Perkins, RB Derrick Milton, DB Brandon Wells, DB Kivon Coman, RB Josh Robinson, S Dee Arrington, LB Richie Brown, PK Devon Bell, P Baker Swedenburg, LB Beniquez Brown, TE Christian Holmes, DE A.J. Jefferson, DE Ryan Brown, DE Torrey Dale, *MLB Benardrick McKinney, ST Dylan Holley, ST Justin Senior, OG Archie Muniz, *OG Gabe Jackson, *OC Dillon Day, OG Ben Beckwith, *OG Justin Malone, *OT Blaine Clausell, *OT Charles Siddoway, OT Damien Robinson, WR De'Runnya Wilson, WR Michael Hodges, WR Jeremy Chappelle, *DE Denico Autry, *DE Preston Smith, *DT Kaleb Eulls, *DT P.J. Jones, DT Nelson Adams, DT Chris Jones, DT Curtis Virges, DL John Harris.
NON-PARTICIPANTS: QB Damian Williams, RB Ashton Shumpert, RB James Baldwin, WR Brandon Holloway, OL Cole Carter, OL Devon Desper, TE Artimas Samuel, DL Corvell Harrison-Gay, LB Ivan Muniz, S Quadry Antoine, S Deontay Evans, CB Tolando Cleveland, DB Brandon Davis, SP Hunter Bradley, K Mike Moredecai, K Evan Sobiesk.
FIRST-TIME STARTERS: Calhoun, Hill, Lewis, Morrow, Smith.
FIRST-TIME PLAYERS: Adams, B.Brown, Ri.Brown, Chappelle, Cox, Evans, Jefferson, Senior, Coman, C.Jones, Ross, Wilson.
TRUE FRESHMEN ACTIVATED: Coman, C.Jones, Ross, Wilson.