Mississippi State dressed out the maximum 80 players allowed for Southeastern Conference home games. Of these 58 participated in the season-opener Thursday night. Game captains were LB Jamar Chaney, DE Titus Brown, and OC Royce Blackledge. (*-starter).
S Keith Fitzhugh, *S Derek Pegues, WR Tony Burks, *LB Gabe O'Neal, *QB Mike Henig, *S De'Mon Glanton, *LB Dominic Douglas, *CB Anthony Johnson, QB Wes Carroll, WR Co-Eric Riley, *CB Marcus Washington, *LB Jamar Chaney, CB/S Jasper O'Quinn, *HB Anthony Dixon, ST Tyler Threadgill, ST Jarvis Kyles, CB Tay Bowser, *HB Christian Ducre, HB Arnil Stallworth, ST Jamie Jones, HB Justin Williams, FB Brandon Hart, LB Jamon Hughes, PK Adam Carlson, DE Tim Bailey, CB Chris Nance, S Zach Smith, P Blake McAdams, SN Aaron Feld, TE Dezmond Sherrod, *DE Avery Hannibal, ST Karlin Brown, *OG Anthony Strauder, *DE Titus Brown, LB Anthony Littlejohn, OC Johnny Carpenter, *OG J.D. Hamilton, OT Roland Terry, OT J. C. Brignone, OT Mark Melichar, *OG Craig Jenkins, *OC Royce Blackledge, *OT Michael Brown, OG Mike Gates, *WR Brandon McRae, TE Jason Husband, FB Jeremy Jones, WR Lance Long, WR Aubrey Bell, *TE Eric Butler, *WR Jamayel Smith, *DT Cortez McCraney, DT Rodney Prince, *DT Jessie Bowman, DT Kyle Love, DE Jimmie Holmes, DT LaMarcus Williams, DT Quinton Wesley.
*Players dressed out who did not get into the game were: CB Keon Humphries, QB Zack Harrington,HB Robert Elliot, S Anthony Summers, S Wade Bonner, DB Jarvis Williams, RB Marcus Green, LB K.J. Wright, FB Eric Hoskins, PK Brad Moore, DB Emmanuel Gatling, WR Ben Shelton, ST Taurus Young, LB Devon Edwards, OL Chris Herrera, LB Mark Brown, OC Chris Spencer, SN Anthony Bowles, OT Derek Sherrod, TE Austin Wilbanks, TE Brandon Henderson, DE Brandon Cooper.
*True freshmen who got into their first college game were QB Wes Carroll, ST Jamie Jones, S Zach Smith, ST Karlin Brown, and DT LaMarcus Williams. DT Rodney Prince, OG J.C. Brignone, OT Mark Melichar, and SN Aaron Feld were redshirted 2006 freshmen seeing their first action.
*Transfers making their MSU debut were LB Dominic Douglas, CB/S Jasper O'Quinn, ST Chris Nance, WR Brandon McRae, DT Jessie Bowman, and DE Jimmie Holmes.