Last time out: who got the snaps against Florida State?

Backup offensive linemen saw significant action, defensive tackles had season highs

Football - Clemson offensive lineman Brandon Thomas tackles FSU's Lamarcus Joyner after his interception in the second quarter

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Football - Clemson offensive lineman Brandon Thomas tackles FSU's Lamarcus Joyner after his interception in the second quarter

Few offensive players - perhaps just one, according to Chad Morris - had a good night against Florida State.

But the opportunity was there for Clemson's offensive linemen.

Left tackle Brandon Thomas - the one player Morris said played well against the Seminoles - led the way with 72 snaps, matched by right guard Tyler Shatley and center Ryan Norton.

David Beasley started at left guard and played 27 snaps, while Kalon Davis, who had started the last two games, played 40 snaps.

At right tackle, Shaq Anthony (58) split time with Gifford Timothy (30).

Second-teamers logged significant playing time, as well. Reid Webster played 21 snaps, while Eric Mac Lain, Isaiah Battle and Jay Guillermo each had 17.

Eight players saw their highest snap totals of the season, including tight end Jordan Leggett (29) and running back Zac Brooks (31) on offense.

Defensive players with season highs were defensive end Corey Crawford (54), defensive tackles Grady Jarrett (56), Josh Watson (45) and D.J. Reader (37), and defensive backs Darius Robinson (74) and Martin Jenkins (60).

Among the players who did not see action against the Seminoles were defensive tackle Carlos Watkins and defensive end Kevin Dodd. Dabo Swinney said Monday night that both players are being considered for medical redshirts - Watkins with injuries sustained in an automobile accident and Dodd with a toe injury.

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

Offense (28)

Offensive Line (11): Ryan Norton 72 (460), Tyler Shatley 72 (443), Brandon Thomas 72 (475), Shaq Anthony 58 (349), Kalon Davis 40 (283), Gifford Timothy 30 (167), David Beasley 27 (221), Reid Webster 21 (98), Eric Mac Lain 17 (89), Jay Guillermo 17 (113), Isaiah Battle 17 (97)

Wide Receiver (8): Adam Humphries 60 (316), Sammy Watkins 57 (335), Martavis Bryant 47 (306), Mike Williams 37 (131), Germone Hopper 29 (173), T.J. Green 17 (98), Matt Porter 2 (50), Daniel Rodriguez 1 (34)

Tight End (4): Sam Cooper 31 (173), Jordan Leggett 29 (92), Stanton Seckinger 28 (231), Darrell Smith 10 (131)

Running Backs (3): Rod McDowell 43 (278), Zac Brooks 31 (132), D.J. Howard 13 (95)

Quarterbacks (2): Tajh Boyd 72 (476), Cole Stoudt 17 (78)

Defense (22)

Defensive End (4): Corey Crawford 54 (291), Vic Beasley 51 (283), Shaq Lawson 26 (186), Tavaris Barnes 23 (150)

Defensive Tackle (5): Grady Jarrett 56 (280), Josh Watson 45 (208), D.J. Reader 37 (175), DeShawn Williams 15 (147), Rod Byers 4 (65)

Linebackers (5): Stephone Anthony 74 (429), Spencer Shuey 67 (383), Quandon Christian 31 (240), Tony Steward 11 (84), B.J. Goodson 5 (15)

Defensive Backs (8): Darius Robinson 74 (319), Travis Blanks 74 (429), Robert Smith 71 (420), Martin Jenkins 60 (179), Bashaud Breeland 50 (347), Korrin Wiggins 18 (142), Jadar Johnson 7 (42), Jayron Kearse 3 (160)

Special Teams Only (13): Martin Aiken, T.J. Burrell, Chandler Catanzaro, C.J. Davidson, Phillip Fajgenbaum, Ronald Geohaghan, Corbin Jenkins, C.J. Jones, Bradley Pinion, Michael Sobeski, Cordrea Tankersley, Taylor Watson, Jerrodd Williams

Did Not Play: Ben Boulware, Patrick DeStefano, Kevin Dodd, Joe Gore, Kellen Jones, Oliver Jones, Chad Kelly, Ammon Lakip, Jerome Maybank, Jay Jay McCullough, Charone Peake, Garry Peters, Spencer Region, Carlos Watkins.

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Bigboots writes:

It should be noted that Whiff Timothy played 30 snaps and the right side of the OL was crushed by Florida St.

rsb8931#286014 writes:

Maybe that's why we have trouble moving the ball sometimes. Play the same 11 guys for a while and let them get use to one another and maybe they would execute a little better. That sort of makes sense.

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