Playing time breakdown: Tigers reward extra snaps with production in big win


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Adam Choice is one of a number of Tigers making the most of extra opportunities this season.
Adam Choice is one of a number of Tigers making the most of extra opportunities this season.

Another road trip, another bench cleared for Clemson and the Tigers take a seasoned roster into the final quarter of the regular season.

Clemson has played its whole 72-man travel roster in each ACC road trip so far and 58 members of that group played double-digit snaps in the 59-10 beatdown of Florida State.

Through eight games, 44 players have seen 100 or more snaps, while only two Tigers have averaged over 50 snaps a game (Mitch Hyatt - 57; John Simpson - 56).

The productivity down the depth chart was a mark of the blowout away win.

DE Justin Foster posted five tackles - 2.5 for loss - in 20 snaps, DT Albert Huggins put up three tackles and a sack in 30 snaps, DE Xavier Thomas totaled three tackles, two TFLs and a sack and LB Chad Smith tallied four stops (1 for loss) in 26 snaps on the defensive side. T.J. Chase's catching a 5-yard TD, Adam Choice taking in a 15-yard score and big-play efforts from Justyn Ross (1 catch for 41 yards) and Diondre Overton (two catches for 75 yards) marked the offensive side of things.

Taking a wider look at the participation report against FSU and on the season:

Clemson snaps breakdown: Florida State
(Players' snaps 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 (31)
Quarterback (3): Trevor Lawrence 56 (330), Chase Brice 19 (120), Ben Batson 4 (7).
Running Back (4): Travis Etienne 24 (252), Adam Choice 19 (137), Tavien Feaster 17 (109), Lyn-J Dixon 14 (65).
Wide Receiver (8): Tee Higgins 34 (305), Amari Rodgers 31 (306), Hunter Renfrow 29 (302), Derion Kendrick 28 (135), Diondre Overton 28 (130), T.J. Chase 29 (105), Justyn Ross 22 (161), Trevion Thompson 21 (163).
Tight end (5): Garrett Williams 23 (219), Milan Richard 12 (173), Cannon Smith 17 (61), J.C. Chalk 14 (63), Braden Galloway 12 (68).
Offensive Line (11): Mitch Hyatt 56 (458), John Simpson 56 (448), Tremayne Anchrum 56 (396), Gage Cervenka 56 (239), Cade Stewart 44 (206), Jackson Carman 22 (117), Zach Giella 22 (76), Sean Pollard 21 (321)**, Chandler Reeves 20 (66), Blake Vinson 14 (49), Matt Bockhorst 7 (112).

Defense (25)
Defensive End (6): Austin Bryant 37 (328), Clelin Ferrell 36 (334), Xavier Thomas 25 (146), Justin Foster 20 (109), Logan Rudolph 19 (91), Chris Register 19 (53).
Defensive Tackle (6): Christian Wilkins 30 (283), Dexter Lawrence 29 (257), Albert Huggins 30 (300), Nyles Pinckney 30 (184), Jordan Williams 21 (88), Xavier Kelly 14 (79).
Linebacker (9): Isaiah Simmons 44 (379), Kendall Joseph 38 (334), Jalen Williams 34 (163), Tre Lamar 32 (278), Chad Smith 26 (71), J.D. Davis 25 (192), Shaq Smith 12 (82), Baylon Spector 10 (47), Judah Davis 9 (48).
DB (CB/S/NB - 10): Nolan Turner 50 (213), Trayvon Mullen 40 (288), K’Von Wallace 37 (349), A.J. Terrell 36 (388), Tanner Muse 33 (315), Mark Fields 29 (216), Denzel Johnson 39 (201), Mario Goodrich 28 (72), Kyler McMichael 11 (77), LeAnthony Williams 8 (61).

Did not play (non-true freshmen): C Justin Falcinelli (362)**, WR Cornell Powell (65)*, James Skalski* (23).
True freshmen participation (11): Xavier Thomas 8 games, Trevor Lawrence 8, Justyn Ross 8, Derion Kendrick 8, Kyler McMichael 8, B.T. Potter 8, Braden Galloway 7, Lyn-J Dixon 7, Mario Goodrich 7, Jackson Carman 6, K.J. Henry* DNP (4), Ben Batson 2, Jordan McFadden DNP (2), Jake Venables DNP (1), Mike Jones Jr. DNP (1), Justin Mascoll DNP (1), Darnell Jefferies DNP (0).

* Slated for redshirt (not limited to this group but these notable cases of players tagged as potential 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

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