Mississippi State dressed out 75 players, of a possible 80 allowed by the SEC for home conference games, for the contest with Auburn. Of these, 56 participated. That is the same total as saw action in last week's opener with South Carolina, with some differences in both personnel and lineups. (‘*' are starters, and the numbers are 2006 games played-games started).
*S Keith Fitzhugh 2-2; *LB Quinton Culberson 2-2; *CB Derek Pegues 2-2; *WR Tony Burks 2-1; LB Gabe O'Neal 2-0; S De'Mon Glanton 2-0; *WR Keon Humphries 2-2; WR Will Prosser 1-0; ST Anthony Johnson 2-0; *WR Omarr Conner 2-2; ST Marcus Evans 2-0; *QB Tray Rutland 2-1; ST Marcus Washington 2-0; ST Anthony Summers 1-0; ST Jarvis Kyles 2-0; *LB Jamar Chaney 2-2; *CB David Heard 2-2; HB Anthony Dixon 2-0; HB Derek Ambrose 2-0; *HB Brandon Thornton 2-2; ST Leron Yarbrough 2-0; HB Justin Williams 1-0; HB Arnil Stallworth 1-0; ST/LB Casey Rogers 2-0; ST Carlton Rice 2-0; *S Jeramie Johnson 2-2; ST Brandon Hart 2-0; PK Adam Carlson 2-2; HO Brooks Crabtree 2-0; ST Tim Bailey 2-0; ST Adron Chambers 2-0; FB Bryson Davis 2-1, P Blake McAdams 2-2; ST Brad Horton 2-0; KO Keith Andrews 2-0; TE Dezmond Sherrod 2-0; DE Avery Hannibal 2-0; *OG Anthony Strauder 2-2; *DE Titus Brown 2-2; *OG Brian Anderson 2-2; *LB Anthony Littlejohn 2-2; *DE Michael Heard 2-2; *OT J.D. Hamilton 2-1; DS Russell Cook 2-2; *OT Craig Jenkins 2-2; *OC Royce Blackledge 2-2; OT Calvin Wilson 2-0; TE/ST Jason Husband 2-0; WR Joey Sanders 2-0; WR Lance Long 2-0; *TE Eric Butler 2-2; *DT Antonio Johnson 2-1; DE Charles Burns 2-0; DT Andrew Powell 2-1; *DT Deljuan Robinson 2-2; DT Quinton Wesley 1-0.
*Dressed-out players who did not participate were QB Ty Evans, WR Tyler Threadgill, HB Christian Ducre, LB Jonathan Hill 1-0, DB Tay Bowser 1-0, DS Aaron Feld, FB Taurus Young 1-0, LB Mark Brown, OC Johnny Carpenter, OG Chris Spencer, DT Anwar Phillips, OG Anthony Dunning, OT Michael Brown, OG Michael Gates 1-1, WR Keith Mills, TE Chris Herrera, WR Ben Shelton, WR Jamayel Smith, DT Kyle Love.
*New starters for this week were: QB Tray Rutland, WR Tony Burks, OT J.D. Hamilton, and NG Antonio Johnson. All were making both their first starts of this season and of their MSU careers.
*Starters in game-one who did not start this week were: QB Mike Henig, FB Bryson Davis, OG Michael Gates, and NT Andrew Powell.
*Players in game-one who did not play this week were: Henig, ST Jonathan Hill, ST Tay Bowser, ST Taurus Young, and Gates.
*Players this game who did not play last week were: WR Will Prosser, ST Anthony Summers, HB Justin Williams, HB Arnil Stallworth, and DT Quinton Wesley.
*Career first-time players were: Summers, Stallworth, and Wesley. The first two are true freshmen.
*MSU game captains were: FB Bryson Davis, WR Joey Sanders, and NG Antonio Johnson.