Playing time breakdown: Clemson starters see career-high action going into ACCCG


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Travis Etienne saw a career-high in carries with his most snaps of the season.
Travis Etienne saw a career-high in carries with his most snaps of the season.

Clemson ran its most plays since the 2016 national title win over Alabama and that meant a bunch of playing time for the Tigers’ offensive starters.

Trevor Lawrence took all 93 recorded snaps in the 744-yard effort, which smashed his previous career-high of 73. Center Justin Falcinelli joined him in the 90s also with a career-high (91).

Travis Etienne saw a career-high 28 carries over a career-best 48 snaps, scoring two touchdowns and rushing for 150 or more yards in a fifth game this season. On the flip side, senior Adam Choice made the most of his limited action - touching the ball in seven of his 10 plays and scoring three touchdowns with an 8 yards per carry average.

On the defensive side, struggles on the back-end meant more of a shuffled rotation - junior Denzel Johnson playing a career-high 47 snaps with five stops and a pass breakup and sophomore Nolan Turner in on 18 snaps with two tackles. Starter K’Von Wallace played his lowest amount of action since the Furman opener, adding four tackles in 31 plays. Fellow safety starter Tanner Muse matched his snap count from the Duke game (62) with six tackles and a PBU.

Clemson snaps breakdown: South Carolina

(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)

Offense (27)

Quarterback (1): Trevor Lawrence 93 (589).

Running Back (4): Travis Etienne 48 (388), Tavien Feaster 25 (180), Adam Choice 10 (180), Lyn-J Dixon 8 (91).

Wide Receiver (8): Amari Rodgers 56 (467), Tee Higgins 53 (455), Hunter Renfrow 53 (434), Justyn Ross 30 (258), Trevion Thompson 26 (259), Diondre Overton 25 (197), Derion Kendrick 20 (218), T.J. Chase 12 (151).

Tight end (5): Garrett Williams 53 (351), Milan Richard 26 (261), Cannon Smith 6 (89), Braden Galloway 2 (83), J.C. Chalk 1 (86).

Offensive Line (9): Justin Falcinelli 91 (619), Mitch Hyatt 89 (688), John Simpson 64** (680), Gage Cervenka 62 (434), Tremayne Anchrum 61 (617), Sean Pollard 44 (416), Matt Bockhorst 30 (154), Jackson Carman 7 (187), Cade Stewart 4 (247).

Defense (24)

Defensive End (6): Clelin Ferrell 57 (530), Austin Bryant 54 (514), Xavier Thomas 24 (238), Justin Foster 10 (153), Logan Rudolph 7 (125), Chris Register 4 (79).

Defensive Tackle (5): Christian Wilkins 54 (411), Dexter Lawrence 51 (430), Albert Huggins 23 (286), Nyles Pinckney 22 (263), Jordan Williams 9 (128).

Linebacker (6): Kendall Joseph 68 (577), J.D. Davis 68 (301), Isaiah Simmons 66 (596), Chad Smith 12 (112), Jalen Williams 11 (231), Shaq Smith 11 (127).

DB (CB/S/NB - 7): A.J. Terrell 70 (606), Tanner Muse 62 (518), Trayvon Mullen 62 (521), Denzel Johnson 47 (326), K’Von Wallace 31 (509), Nolan Turner 18 (310), Mark Fields 24 (266).

Special teams-only: OL Zach Giella (109), CB Mario Goodrich (106), LB Baylon Spector (62), LB Judah Davis (59).

Did not play (non-true freshmen): LB Tre Lamar** (397), QB Chase Brice (151), OT Chandler Reeves (92), DT Xavier Kelly (92), OT Blake Vinson (74), CB LeAnthony Williams (73), WR Cornell Powell (65)*, LB James Skalski* (23).

True freshmen participation (9): Xavier Thomas 12 games, Trevor Lawrence 12, Justyn Ross 12, Derion Kendrick 12, B.T. Potter 12, Braden Galloway 11, Lyn-J Dixon 11, Mario Goodrich 11, Jackson Carman 10, Kyler McMichael DNP (10), K.J. Henry* DNP (4), Jake Venables DNP (3), Mike Jones Jr. DNP (3), Jordan McFadden DNP (3), Ben Batson DNP (2), Justin Mascoll DNP (1), Darnell Jefferies DNP (1).

* Slated for redshirt (not limited to this group but these are players who have been tagged as redshirts by coaches in media sessions)

** Missed significant time or was out due to injury.

Snaps by week

Game one

Game two

Game three

Game four

Game five

Game six

Game seven

Game eight

Game nine

Game ten

Game eleven

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