Ball State: Who got the snaps?

Second-team players get extensive action; seven first-year freshmen have now played

Tight end Stanton Seckinger catches a pass in the second half

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Tight end Stanton Seckinger catches a pass in the second half

How extensive was Clemson's investment in its youngest players against Ball State?

On the offensive line, Kalon Davis and Ryan Norton played more than any starter except Shaq Anthony, who was starting his first game in place of Gifford Timothy.

Stanton Seckinger saw his first action at tight end and logged 28 snaps. At running back, Zac Brooks and Rod McDowell combined for 42 snaps, while Andre Ellington played 30.

D.J. Reader and Carlos Watkins combined for 39 snaps on the defensive front - more than any single starter.

At defensive end, Vic Beasley and Tavaris Barnes played nearly as much as starters Malliciah Goodman and Corey Crawford.

Cole Stoudt played extensively, while Morgan Roberts got his feet wet.

First-year freshmen making their debuts include Brooks, Watkins, offensive lineman Isaiah Battle, punter Bradley Pinion, and defensive end Kevin Dodd. Seven first-year freshman have now played, with last week's group joining defensive back Travis Brooks and Reader.

Redshirt freshmen who saw their first action included Roberts, Joe Gore, Norton, Spencer Region, Jerome Maybank, Seckinger, Ammon Lakip, and Rod Byers.

Jerrod Williams, a junior defensive back from Daniel High who transferred to Clemson from Virginia Tech, saw his first action as a member of the Tigers' special teams.

Offense (37)

Offensive Line (13): Shaq Anthony 56 (57), Kalon Davis 52 (52), Ryan Norton 49 (49), Tyler Shatley 44 (133), Brandon Thomas 44 (133), Isaiah Battle 41 (41), Spencer Region 36 (36), Dalton Freeman 36 (125), Joe Gore 34 (34), David Beasley 19 (108), Harrison Tucker 13 (13), Jerome Maybank 3 (3), Scott Wilson 3 (3)

Tight End (4): Brandon Ford 37 (110), Stanton Seckinger 28 (28), Eric Mac Lain 14 (15), Sam Cooper 12 (25)

Fullback (1): Darrell Smith 6 (13)

Running Back (5): Andre Ellington 30 (97), Rod McDowell 22 (27), Zac Brooks 20 (20), D.J. Howard 14 (26), George Johnson 2 (2)

Quarterback (4): Tajh Boyd 45 (130), Cole Stoudt 32 (36), Morgan Roberts 7 (7), Donny McElveen 4 (4)

Wide Receiver (10): Charone Peake 48 (109), Martavis Bryant 41 (57), DeAndre Hopkins 41 (123), Adam Humphries 40 (71), Jaron Brown 35 (101), Daniel Rodriguez 17 (17), Matt Porter 13 (17), Julian Patton 9 (9), Wes Forbush 8 (8), Andrew Maass 5 (5)

Defense (32)

Linebacker (7): Stephone Anthony 47 (103), Corico Wright 34 (41), Tig Willard 31 (87), Spencer Shuey 29 (39), Quandon Christian 14 (25), B.J. Goodson 8 (8), Lateek Towsend 2 (2)

Defensive Line (7): Grady Jarrett 33 (70), DeShawn Williams 30 (71), Josh Watson 26 (55), D.J. Reader 25 (31), Carlos Watkins 12 (12), Tra Thomas 4 (4)

Defensive End (7): Malliciah Goodman 38 (93), Corey Crawford 38 (89), Vic Beasley 29 (41), Tavaris Barnes 27 (37), Kevin Dodd 8 (8), Collins Mauldin 3 (3), Zach Fulmer 1 (1)

Defensive Back (11): Darius Robinson 60 (113), Jonathan Meeks 59 (119), Bashaud Breeland 53 (110), Xavier Brewer 44 (103), Travis Blanks 42 (65), Rashard Hall 33 (63), Robert Smth 13 (18), Donte Stewart 13 (13), Taylor Watson 12 (12), Garry Peters 6 (15), Cortez Davis 6 (6)

Special Teams Only (11): Spencer Benton, Chandler Catanzaro, Phillip Fajgenbaum, Corbin Jenkins, C.J. Jones, Ammon Lapik, Bradley Pinion, Michael Sobeski, Tony Steward, Sam Van Gieson, Jerrod Williams

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lhaselden writes:

I thought Morgan Roberts was a redshirt freshman not first year freshman... same recruiting class as Stoudt and McNeal....

KerryCapps writes:

in response to lhaselden:

I thought Morgan Roberts was a redshirt freshman not first year freshman... same recruiting class as Stoudt and McNeal....

You're correct - thanks!

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