Playing time breakdown: Virginia game shows early go-to players in rotation
|Monday, October 5, 2020, 11:00 AM-|
As the games get bigger, you start to get an idea of who has the coaches’ trust early in the season and the Virginia game gave some indications.
After playing 96 last time out against The Citadel, this was a first game this season that had starters playing into the fourth quarter, with season-highs in snaps for a number of players -- including Trevor Lawrence (67).
Notable names available Saturday but didn't play include defensive tackle Tyler Davis, who was held but could play against Miami per Clemson coach Dabo Swinney, as well as offensive lineman Blake Vinson and running backs Michel Dukes and Kobe Pace.
Trying to come back from an abdominal injury, Joseph Ngata is listed with 16 but he wasn't listed with a target. Frank Ladson Jr. played a career-high 52 snaps with seven targets and five catches for 71 yards.
Clemson snaps breakdown: Virginia
(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)
Quarterback: Trevor Lawrence 67 (151), DJ Uiagalelei 3 (41).
Running Back: Travis Etienne 39 (99), Lyn-J Dixon 18 (25), Chez Mellusi 8 (21), Darien Rencher 3 (26).
Offensive Line: Matt Bockhorst 68 (166), Jordan McFadden 68 (166), Will Putnam 68 (166), Cade Stewart 68 (166), Jackson Carman 68 (158), Walker Parks 3 (53), Paul Tchio 3 (42), Tayquon Johnson 3 (42), Mitchell Mayes 3 (42), Mason Trotter 3 (3).
DB (CB/S/NB): Nolan Turner 71 (119), Lannden Zanders 45 (102), Joseph Charleston 43 (86), Derion Kendrick 43 (65), Sheridan Jones 41 (92), Andrew Booth 36 (88), Mario Goodrich 28 (28), Fred Davis II 11 (84), Tyler Venables 11 (50), Ray Thornton 11 (40), LeAnthony Williams 11 (41).
Did not play: DE Greg Williams (39), OL Blake Vinson (29), LB Kevin Swint (26), WR Will Brown (25), RB Kobe Pace (23), QB Taisun Phommachanh (19), DT Tyler Davis (18), TE Sage Ennis (15), LB Sergio Allen (12), DT DeMonte Capehart (12), OL Hunter Rayburn (11), DB RJ Mickens (10), OL John Williams (7), OL Bryn Tucker (7), OL Trent Howard (7), RB Michel Dukes (4), DT Tre Williams (3).
On unavailable list for Virginia game (no specified reasons for being out on pregame release but some are temporary or season-long injury issues): OL Kaleb Boateng, LB David Cote, S Peter Cote, WR Hampton Earle, DE Justin Foster, WR Tye Herbstreit, LB Matthew Maloney, DT Ruke Orhorhoro, TE Luke Price, WR Justyn Ross and DE Xavier Thomas.
% Injured in game.