Mississippi State used 58 players in their SEC opener, according to the best available listing provided by Auburn and subject to MSU coaches' review. They were: (*--started this game GP-GS):
*S Nickoe Whitley
2-2, *WR Jameon Lewis 3-3, *TE Malcolm Johnson 3-2, CB Jamerson Love 2-1, RB Nick Griffin 3-0, WR Fred Ross 3-0, CB Justin Cox 3-0, WR/RB Brandon Holloway 2-0, *LB Deontae Skinner 3-3, *WR Robert Johnson 3-3, *CB Cedric Jiles 3-2, LB Zach Jackson 3-0, *QB Dak Prescott 3-2, *WR Joe Morrow 3-3, TE Brandon Hill 3-1, *LB Matthew Wells 3-3, *CB Taveze Calhoun 3-3, S Deonte Evans 3-0, *S Kendrick Market 3-2, RB Derrick Milton 3-0, *RB LaDarius Perkins 2-2, CB Tolando Cleveland 2-0, RB Ashton Shumpert 2-0, CB Kivon Coman 3-0, RB Josh Robinson 3-1, LB Richie Brown 3-0, PK Devon Bell 3-3, P Baker Swedenburg 3-3, LB Beniquez Brown 3-0, TE/ST Christian Holmes 3-0, ST Corvell Harrison 3-0, DE A.J. Jefferson 3-0, *DE Ryan Brown 3-1, *LB Benardrick McKinney 3-3, DT Quay Evans 2-0, ST Dylan Holley 3-0, OT Justin Senior 3-0, OG Archie Muniz 3-0, *OG Gabe Jackson 3-3, *OC Dillon Day 3-3, *OG Ben Beckwith 3-3, OL Cole Carter 2-0, SN Winston Chapman 3-3, *OT Blaine Clausell 3-3, *OT Charles Siddoway 3-3, OG/ST Damien Robinson 3-0, WR De'Runnya Wilson 3-0, TE Rufus Warren 1-0, WR Jeremy Chappelle 3-0, WR Fred Brown 2-0, *DE Denico Autry 3-3, DE Preston Smith 3-2, *DT Kaleb Eulls 3-3, *DT P.J. Jones
2-2, DT Nelson Adams 3-0, DT Chris Jones 3-1, DT Curtis Virges 3-0.
*New players from game-two were: S Nickoe Whitley, CB Jamerson Love, RB LaDarius Perkins, TE Rufus Warren, DT P.J. Jones. It was Warren's first action of his sophomore season.
*New starters from week-two were Whitley, Perkins, DE Ryan Brown (first time), P.J.Jones.
*Players who did not start game-three were S Dee Arrington, RB Josh Robinson, DE Preston Smith, DT Chris Jones.
*Game-two participants who did not play at Auburn were: QB Damian Williams, S Quadry Antoine, S Dee Arrington, LB Ivan Muniz, DL Torey Dale, OL Devon Desper, K Evan Sobiesk, WR Michael Hodges, DT John Harris, ATH Josh Hand, ATH Tyrell Miller, LB Mannie Lowery, QB Sam Cowart, DB Brandon Davis, ST Bailey West.
*Redshirted 2012 freshmen yet to be activated: CB Will Redmond (susp), TE Gus Walley (inj), DT Jordan Washington.
*True freshmen yet to be activated: WR Shelby Christy, OL Jamaal Clayborn, OL Kent Flowers, LB Dez Harris, CB Jahmere Irvin-Sills, CB Gabe Myles, DE Trent Simpson, OL Jake Thomas, DB Brandon Wells.