Playing time breakdown: Rotation tight for Tiger offense against Georgia


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Myles Murphy led a quarter of Tigers primarily at DE.
Myles Murphy led a quarter of Tigers primarily at DE.

Clemson's rotation was tight on the offensive side of the ball in the 10-3 loss to No. 5 Georgia on Saturday.

The Tiger offense played only one off the bench on the offensive line and tight end and 18 players total.

The running back rotation shows Lyn-J Dixon's absence in the first half for a team rules suspension and then 18 snaps on the other side of the break. He saw a lone carry for 10 yards, however, leading Clemson in rushing.

Of note defensively, Myles Murphy (35) and Xavier Thomas (31) paced the snaps at DE with Justin Foster (23) and Justin Mascoll (20) next.

The top-2 behind Bryan Bresee on the interior were Ruke Orhorhoro (48) and Tré Williams (28).

The LB starters basically played the whole game with James Skalski (62), Trenton Simpson (52) and Baylon Spector (51).

The rotation was heaviest in the secondary the most interesting development being freshman Andrew Mukuba going 59 plays (eight tackles/PBU) over the veteran Lannden Zanders (5 snaps).

Clemson snaps breakdown: Georgia

(Players' snaps assigned positionally by place on the depth chart below; the initial participation report is provided by Clemson and represents all non-special teams snaps; season totals in parentheses; this breakdown notes all depth chart contributors and select scholarship players)

Offense (18)

Quarterback (2): DJ Uiagalelei 66, Will Taylor 1.

Running Back (3): Kobe Pace 28, Will Shipley 19, Lyn-J Dixon 18.

Wide Receiver (5): Frank Ladson 47, Joseph Ngata 45, Justyn Ross 44, EJ Williams 40, Ajou Ajou 16.

Tight end (2): Braden Galloway 35, Davis Allen 28.

Offensive Line (6): Jordan McFadden 67, Will Putnam 67, Matt Bockhorst 67, Walker Parks 67, Marcus Tate 48, Paul Tchio 19.

Defense (26)

Defensive End (5): Myles Murphy 35, Xavier Thomas 31, Justin Foster 23, Justin Mascoll 20, KJ Henry 19.

Defensive Tackle (5): Bryan Bresee 44, Ruke Orhorhoro 48, Tré Williams 28, Darnell Jefferies 7, Payton Page 2.

Linebacker (7): James Skalski 62, Trenton Simpson 52, Baylon Spector 51, LaVonta Bentley 10, Barrett Carter 1, Keith Maguire 1, Kane Patterson 1.

DB (CB/S/NB - 9): Andrew Booth 61, Andrew Mukuba 59, Mario Goodrich 51, Jalyn Phillips 34, Joseph Charleston 30, Sheridan Jones 18, Malcolm Greene 12, Lannden Zanders 5, Tyler Venables 1.

Special teams-only: LB Sergio Allen, TE Sage Ennis, S RJ Mickens, RB Darien Rencher, DE Kevin Swint, S Ray Thornton III, LB Jeremiah Trotter Jr., DE Regan Upshaw, CB Nate Wiggins.

Did not play: OL Mason Trotter, S Nolan Turner, QB Taisun Phommachanh, CB Fred Davis, DT Tyler Davis, DT DeMonte Capehart, RB Michel Dukes, QB Hunter Helms, OL Trent Howard, OL Tayquon Johnson, TE Jaelyn Lay, OL Mitchell Mayes, TE Luke Price, OL Hunter Rayburn, DT Etinosa Reuben, WR Brannon Spector, OL Bryn Tucker, LB Jake Venables, DE Greg Williams, OL John Williams, OG Dietrick Pennington, OL Tristan Leigh, WR Dacari Collins, WR Troy Stellato, WR Beaux Collins, DE Cade Denhoff, RB Phil Mafah, TE Jake Briningstool, DE Zaire Patterson, C Ryan Linthicum.

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True freshman participation* (tracking for 4-game redshirt rule): S Andrew Mukuba (1), OG Marcus Tate (1), DEF Barrett Carter (1), RB Will Shipley (1), QB/WR/PR Will Taylor (1), LB Jeremiah Trotter Jr. (1), DT Payton Page (1), CB Nate Wiggins (1), OG Dietrick Pennington (0), OL Tristan Leigh (0), WR Dacari Collins (0), WR Troy Stellato (0), WR Beaux Collins (0), DE Cade Denhoff (0), RB Phil Mafah (0), TE Jake Briningstool (0), DE Zaire Patterson (0), C Ryan Linthicum (0).

* Scholarship.


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