Isaiah Battle nails down right tackle spot headed into Orange Bowl

Last time out: who got the snaps against South Carolina?

Clemson's Isaiah Battle during the third quarter at Carter Finley Stadium in Raleigh, North Carolina.

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Clemson's Isaiah Battle during the third quarter at Carter Finley Stadium in Raleigh, North Carolina.

After playing every snap against South Carolina, sophomore tackle Isaiah Battle has solidified his status as the Tigers' right tackle headed into the Orange Bowl against Ohio State.

Battle played all 60 offensive snaps against the Gamecocks, as did center Ryan Norton, right guard Tyler Shatley and left tackle Brandon Thomas. David Beasley and Kalon Davis split snaps at left guard.

Eight defensive players logged season-high snaps against USC, including defensive ends Vic Beasley and Corey Crawford, defensive tackles Grady Jarrett and D.J. Reader, and defensive backs Bashaud Breeland, Jayron Kearse, Robert Smith and Darius Robinson.

On Clemson's pre-Orange Bowl depth chart, Jarrett, Reader, DeShawn Williams and Josh Watson are all listed as starters at the defensive tackle spots, while Stanton Seckinger and Sam Cooper are listed as co-starters at tight end.

Following is a breakdown of Clemson's player participation against South Carolina, with total season snaps in parentheses:

Offense (17)

Offensive Line (6): Isaiah Battle 60 (282), Ryan Norton 60 (764), Tyler Shatley 60 (760), Brandon Thomas 60 (788), David Beasley 35 (391), Kalon Davis 25 (465)

Wide Receiver (5): Adam Humphries 56 (527), Sammy Watkins 49 (590), Martavis Bryant 46 (525), Mike Williams 20 (387), Germone Hopper 10 (290)

Tight End (3): Sam Cooper 36 (341), Stanton Seckinger 18 (357), Darrell Smith 10 (191)

Running Back (2): Rod McDowell 47 (538), D.J. Howard 1 (171)

Quarterback (1): Tajh Boyd 60 (791)

Defense (17)

Defensive End (4): Vic Beasley 65 (506), Corey Crawford 61 (511), Shaq Lawson 19 (319), Tavaris Barnes 18 (278)

Defensive Tackle (4): Grady Jarrett 58 (482), D.J. Reader 41 (327), Josh Watson 41 (364), DeShawn Williams 26 (333)

Linebacker (3): Stephone Anthony 68 (730), Spencer Shuey (675), Quandon Christian 18 (429)

Defensive Back (6): Bashaud Breeland 81 (635), Jayron Kearse 81 (372), Darius Robinson 81 (618), Robert Smith 81 (742), Martin Jenkins 30 (303), Korrin Wiggins 21 (264)

Special Teams Only (17): Ben Boulware, T.J. Burrell, Chandler Catanzaro, Phillip Fajgenbaum, Ronald Geohaghan, T.J. Green, Corbin Jenkins, Jordan Leggett, Eric Mac Lain, Jay Jay McCullough, Garry Peters, Daniel Rodriguez, Michael Sobeski, Tony Steward, Cordrea Tankersley, Reid Webster, Jerrodd Williams

Did Not Play: Martin Aiken, Shaq Anthony, Travis Blanks, Rod Byers, C.J. Davidson, Patrick DeStefano, Kevin Dodd, B.J. Goodson, Joe Gore, Jay Guillermo, Jadar Johnson, C.J. Jones, Kellen Jones, Oliver Jones, Chad Kelly, Ammon Lakip, Jerome Maybank, Charone Peake, Matt Porter, Spencer Region, Cole Stoudt, Gifford Timothy, Carlos Watkins, Taylor Watson

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TigerNE writes:

RT is pretty solid with Anthony backing up Battle. But what will happen at LT now that Timothy is out? Who will back up Thomas?

BrandonRink writes:

in response to TigerNE:

RT is pretty solid with Anthony backing up Battle. But what will happen at LT now that Timothy is out? Who will back up Thomas?

Probably Mac Lain. He's a guy that pushed at right tackle and has worked some at guard too.

MoncksTater writes:

I thought the OL was better than the Coot DL ...and won that matchup as a unit. Giff will be missed , if only for the quality depth he provided. Still , Battle could be a budding star.

TheTruth46 writes:

in response to MoncksTater:

I thought the OL was better than the Coot DL ...and won that matchup as a unit. Giff will be missed , if only for the quality depth he provided. Still , Battle could be a budding star.

Tater...in the grand scheme of things, it really doesn't matter who did what. The "Coots" or "Dirtpeckers" ate you alive in the 4th quarter, when games are won, and forced turnovers. All that really matters is what the scoreboard reads when the final gun sounds. November 30th it read...Coots-31....Puddytats-17. Case closed.

radtiger writes:

in response to TheTruth46:

Tater...in the grand scheme of things, it really doesn't matter who did what. The "Coots" or "Dirtpeckers" ate you alive in the 4th quarter, when games are won, and forced turnovers. All that really matters is what the scoreboard reads when the final gun sounds. November 30th it read...Coots-31....Puddytats-17. Case closed.

Enough said!!!

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