Mississippi State dressed out 76 players for the Louisiana State game, four less than the SEC limit for home conference contests. Of these 63 got into the game. The participation list was (* indicates starting offense, defense, and specialists; the numbers are 2005 games started-games played.):
CB/ST Keith Fitzhugh 0-5, *LB Quinton Culberson 5-5, CB/KR Derek Pegues 0-5, *CB Kevin Dockery 5-5, LB Gabe O'Neal 0-5, S Demario Bobo 4-5, QB Mike Henig 0-3, WR Keon Humphries 3-5, KR/RB Jonathan Lowe 0-5, *WR Will Prosser 4-5, *HB Jerious Norwood 5-5, ST Jamaal Johnson 0-5, *QB Omar Conner 5-5, ST Marcus Evans 0-5, ST Brett Morgan 0-5, WR Tee Milons 4-5, ST/LB Jamar Chaney 0-5, *CB David Heard 5-5, ST Leron Yarbrough 0-5, ST Brandon Thornton 0-5, ST/WR Aubrey Bell 0-5, *LB Clarence McDougal 5-5, ST Casey Rogers 0-5, ST Carlton Rice 0-5, *S Jeramie Johnson 5-5, ST Brandon Hart 0-3, *DE Willie Evans 5-5, ST Fred Akines 0-5, *FB Bryson Davis 3-5, ST/S Jonathan Hill 0-5, *P Blake McAdams 5-5, ST Brad Horton 0-5, *S De'Mon Glanton 1-5, *KO/PK Keith Andrews 5-5, TE/ST Dezmond Sherrod 0-5, ST Terrence Beaman 0-5, *C Chris McNeil 5-5, DT Avery Hannibal 0-5, ST Jimmy Miller 0-2, *G Anthony Strauder 5-5, DE Titus Brown 0-5, *T Brian Anderson 5-5, *LB Anthony Littlejohn 5-5, *DE Michael Heard 5-5, *SN Russell Cook 5-5, G Johnny Wadley 4-5, *T Avery House 5-5, *G Anthony Dunning 1-5, C Royce Blackledge 0-3, T Michael Gates 0-3, T Calvin Wilson 0-2, ST Jason Husband 0-1, WR/ST Joey Sanders 0-5, ST/TE Jeremy Jones 1-5, *WR/ST Lance Long 1-5, *TE Eric Butler 4-5, DT Antonio Johnson 0-5, DE Jeremy Jack 0-1, DE Charles Burns 0-5, *DT Andrew Powell 5-5, DT Marckell McKinley 0-1, DT Corey Clark 0-5, *DT Deljuan Robinson 5-5.
*This was the first action of the 2005 season for Husband, Jack, and McKinley.
*The dressed players who did not participate were: QB Tray Rutland, DB Grailen Johnson, RB Kentrel Brooks, FB Taurus Young, K Adam Carlson, P Brooks Crabtree, DB Justin Williams, OG Johnny Carpenter, G Dio Herrera, T Roland Terry, SN Britt Cross, DL Stephen Arant, DE Quinton Wesley.
*Players in game-five who did not play against Georgia were: QB Mike Henig, RB Brandon Hart, T Royce Blackledge, T Michael Gates, ST Jason Husband, DE Jeremy Jack, and DT Marckell McKinley.
*New starters from last week were: WR Lance Long in place of Tee Milons; S De'Mon Glanton in place of Jeramie Johnson; and G Anthony Dunning in place of Johnny Wadley. This was the first college starts for both Dunning and Glanton.
*Players dressed for LSU who did not dress last week were: T Roland Terry, DL Stephen Arant.
*Players dressed for the Georgia game who did not dress this week were: RB Demarcus Johnson, DB Adrian Griffin, LB Carvel Jones, WR Tyler Threadgill, WR Jamayel Smith.
*Game captains were: QB Omarr Conner, DT Deljuan Robinson, ST Brad Horton.