Last time out: who got the snaps against N.C. State?

Tigers trimmed their personnel list from 82 against S.C. State to 61 against Wolfpack

Clemson's Robert Smith loses his helmet and ball when North Carolina State's Jarvis Byrd hits him during an onside kick during the fourth quarter at Carter Finley Stadium in Raleigh, North Carolina. Clemson recovered the ball and ran out the clock for a 26-14 win.

Photo by Ken Ruinard

Clemson's Robert Smith loses his helmet and ball when North Carolina State's Jarvis Byrd hits him during an onside kick during the fourth quarter at Carter Finley Stadium in Raleigh, North Carolina. Clemson recovered the ball and ran out the clock for a 26-14 win.

With a scrap on the Tigers' hands from start to finish, Clemson's personnel chart was scaled back to the basics against North Carolina State.

A total of 61 Tigers saw action against the Wolfpack, down from 82 against South Carolina State.

Fourteen players logged their high in snaps for the season, including three who went the distance on the offensive line - Tyler Shatley, Ryan Norton and Brandon Thomas. Also getting a season high in playing time on the offensive side were wide receivers Adam Humphries and Sammy Watkins, tight end Sam Cooper, running back Zac Brooks and quarterback Tajh Boyd.

On defense, linebackers Stephone Anthony and Spencer Shuey logged season highs of 72 and 69 snaps, respectively. Anthony played the entire game, while Tony Steward got three snaps behind Shuey.

Quandon Christian player 49 snaps and Korrin Wiggins got 23 at the 'Sam' linebacker/nickel back spot.

Others with a season-high in snaps were defensive end Vic Beasley and defensive backs Robert Smith, Bashaud Breeland and Darius Robinson.

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

Offense (23)

Offensive Line (8): Ryan Norton 82 (192), Tyler Shatley 82 (161), Brandon Thomas 82 (193), David Beasley 53 (164), Shaq Anthony 43 (86), Kalon Davis 29 (61), Gifford Timothy 21 (127), Isaiah Battle 18 (70)

Wide Receiver (8): Adam Humphries 58 (117), Martavis Bryant 54 (160), Sammy Watkins 53 (134), Mike Williams 23 (57), Germone Hopper 20 (75), T.J. Green 10 (38), Matt Porter 5 (13), Daniel Rodriguez 2 (10)

Tight End (3): Stanton Seckinger 36 (103), Sam Cooper 32 (48), Darrell Smith 26 (85)

Running Back (3): Rod McDowell 52 (129), Zac Brooks 15 (40), D.J. Howard 11 (48)

Quarterback (1): Tajh Boyd 82 (206)

Defense (22)

Defensive End (4): Vic Beasley 54 (124), Corey Crawford 50 (123), Shaq Lawson 22 (81), Tavaris Barnes 20 (57)

Defensive Tackle (5): Grady Jarrett 48 (114), Josh Watson 33 (82), DeShawn Williams 26 (75), Carlos Watkins 22 (90), D.J. Reader 11 (52)

Linebacker (5): Stephone Anthony 72 (180), Spencer Shuey 69 (163), Quandon Christian 49 (143), Tony Steward 3 (25), T.J. Burrell 1 (41)

Defensive Back (8): Travis Blanks 74 (185), Robert Smith 71 (175), Bashaud Breeland 66 (155), Darius Robinson 48 (110), Garry Peters 27 (100), Korrin Wiggins 23 (42), Martin Jenkins 14 (42), Taylor Watson 4 (29)

Special Teams Only (17): Martin Aiken, Ben Boulware, Chandler Catanzaro, C.J. Davidson, Kevin Dodd, Phillip Fajgenbaum, Ronald Geohaghan, Corbin Jenkins, Jadar Johnson, Kellen Jones, Jayron Kearse, Eric Max Lain, Bradley Pinion, Michael Sobeski, Cordrea Tankersley, Reid Webster, Jerrodd Williams

Did Not Play: Charone Peake, Jordan Leggett, Jay Jay McCullough, Cole Stoudt, Chad Kelly, Patrick DeStefano, Jay Guillermo, Joe Gore, B.J. Goodson, C.J. Jones, Oliver Jones, Ammon Lakip, Spencer Region, Jerome Maybank

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