Mississippi State used 56 of the 78 players dressed out for the South Carolina game. The participants in game-one are listed with ‘*' indicating starters on offense or defense; postion and name, games played this season and games started:
*S Keith Fitzhugh 1-1; *LB Quinton Culberson 1-1; *CB Derek Pegues 1-1; WR Tony Burks 1-0; LB Gabe O'Neal 1-0; *QB Michael Henig 1-1; S De'Mon Glanton 1-0; *WR Keon Humphries 1-1; CB Anthony Johnson 1-0; *WR Omarr Conner 1-1; ST Marcus Evans 1-0; QB Tray Rutland 1-0; ST Marcus Washington 1-0; S Jarvis Kyles 1-0; *LB Jamar Chaney 1-1; *CB David Heard 1-1; HB Anthony Dixon 1-0; ST Derek Ambrose 1-0; *HB Brandon Thornton 1-1; DB Leron Yarbrough 1-0; ST/FB Casey Rogers 1-0; ST Carlton Rice 1-0; *S Jeramie Johnson 1-1; ST Brandon Hart 1-0; PK Adam Carlson 1-1; HO Brooks Crabtree 1-0; ST Tim Bailey 1-0; CB Adron Chambers 1-0; *FB Bryson Davis 1-1, ST Jonathan Hill 1-0; P Blake McAdams 1-1; ST Brad Horton 1-0; ST Tay Bowser 1-0; KO Keith Andrews 1-0; TE Dezmond Sherrod 1-0; ST Taurus Young 1-0; DE Avery Hannibal 1-0; *OG Anthony Strauder 1-1; *DE Titus Brown 1-1; *OT Brian Anderson 1-1; *LB Anthony Littlejohn 1-1; *DE Michael Heard 1-1; OT J.D. Hamilton 1-0; DS Russell Cook 1-1; *OT Craig Jenkins 1-1; *OC Royce Blackledge 1-1; *OG Michael Gates 1-1; OT Calvin Wilson 1-0; TE Jason Husband 1-0; WR Joey Sanders 1-0; WR Lance Long 1-0; *TE Eric Butler 1-1; DT Antonio Johnson 1-0; DE Charles Burns 1-0; *DT Andrew Powell 1-1; *DT Deljuan Robinson 1-1.
*Dressed-out players who did not participate in the opener were: WR Will Prosser, QB Ty Evans, S Anthony Summers, WR Tyler Threadgill, HB Arnil Stallworth, HB Justin Williams, DB Jarvis Williams, DS Aaron Feld, LB Mark Brown, OC Johnny Carpenter, OG Chris Spencer, DL Anwar Phillips, DS Anthony Bowles, DL Anthony Smith, OG Anthony Dunning, WR Keith Mills, TE Chris Herrera, WR Ben Shelton, WR Jamayel Smith, DT Kyle Love, DT Quinton Wesley.
*First-time starters were: HB Thornton, LB Littlejohn, OT Jenkins, OG Gates.
*First-time players were: ST Anthony Johnson, QB Rutland, ST Washington, ST Kyles, HB Dixon, CB Chambers, ST Bowser, OT Hamilton, OT Jenkins.
*True freshmen playing in game-one were, Anthony Johnson, Washington, Dixon.
*Captains for game-one were WR Omarr Conner, FB Casey Rogers, S Jeramie Johnson.