Playing time breakdown: Clemson football through two games
|Monday, September 10, 2018, 8:22 PM- -|
No. 2 Clemson's first road trip gave a glimpse into two-deep and who has earned playing time in key situations.
Although they split possessions through the third quarter, Kelly Bryant came out with 44 snaps to Trevor Lawrence's 16 in the 28-26 win at Texas A&M. Lawrence threw a 64-yard touchdown pass on his first play of the game and then saw one first down in the next four possessions, which all ended in punts (min. 3 plays).
Receiver held pretty closely to the shares in the Furman opener, with the starting trio of Tee Higgins (51), Amari Rodgers (48) and Hunter Renfrow (43) well out front. The totals were both career-highs for Higgins and Rodgers, who combined for seven catches for 196 yards with a touchdown. True freshmen receivers Justyn Ross and Derion Kendrick combined for three snaps without a target.
After playing 13 offensive linemen the week before, that group pared down to six with multiple snaps, with Cade Stewart a new starter at right guard but seeing just a little bit more action than incumbent Sean Pollard (34 to 26).
At safety, Denzel Johnson made a move with 30-plus snaps for the second time in his college career and first versus an FBS opponent (32). He posted four stops and a pass breakup in the effort.
Here’s a look at week two on the Clemson participation report:
Clemson snaps breakdown: Texas A&M
(Players assigned positionally by place on the depth chart; 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 (2): Kelly Bryant 44 (75), Trevor Lawrence 16 (44).
Running Back (3): Travis Etienne 32 (65), Adam Choice 20 (34), Tavien Feaster 6 (13).
Wide Receiver (8): Tee Higgins 51 (81), Amari Rodgers 48 (80), Hunter Renfrow 43 (72), Trevion Thompson 15 (33), Diondre Overton 7 (27), Cornell Powell 7 (26), Derion Kendrick 2 (18), Justyn Ross 1 (18).
Did not play (non-true freshmen): TE Garrett Williams (43), OL Matt Bockhorst (18), QB Chase Brice (11), OL Blake Vinson (11), DT Jordan Williams (11), OL Zach Giella (8), OT Chandler Reeves (8), DE Chris Register.
True freshmen participation (6): Xavier Thomas 2 games, Trevor Lawrence 2, Justyn Ross 2, Derion Kendrick 2, Kyler McMichael 2, B.T. Potter 2, Jackson Carman DNP* (1), Mario Goodrich DNP (1), Jordan McFadden DNP (1), K.J. Henry DNP (1), Lyn-J Dixon DNP (1), Braden Galloway DNP (1), Darnell Jefferies DNP (0), Jake Venables DNP (0), Ben Batson DNP (0), Mike Jones Jr. DNP (0), Justin Mascoll DNP (0).
* Did not play.