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Playing time breakdown: O-line goes distance, rotation tight overall against BC


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DJ Uiagalelei and his offensive line played every snap on their side of things. (ACC photo)
DJ Uiagalelei and his offensive line played every snap on their side of things. (ACC photo)

Another tight game in the second half -- this time until the final minutes -- meant as small of a rotation as any game this season.

Clemson's five O-line starters were on the field for every recorded offensive snap (81), as well as freshman QB DJ Uiagalelei.

Veteran receivers Amari Rodgers (74) and Cornell Powell (70) both reached the 70-mark on snaps for the first time this season. Travis Etienne played the bulk of the RB snaps (67), with Lyn-J Dixon playing the other seven.

The inactive list was littered with defenders but the secondary did still mix some reserves with nine DBs playing in all.

Jake Venables played 63 snaps, grading among Clemson's best defenders, in place of James Skalski again, and freshman former 5-star prospect Trenton Simpson saw 29 plays in place of Mike Jones Jr., also due to injury.

Clemson snaps breakdown: Boston College

(Players' snaps assigned positionally by place on the depth chart below; 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

Quarterback: DJ Uiagalelei 81 (133).

Running Back: Travis Etienne 67 (294), Lyn-J Dixon 7 (89).

Wide Receiver: Amari Rodgers 74 (338), Cornell Powell 70 (313), Brannon Spector 37 (115), EJ Williams 26 (163), Joseph Ngata 5 (98).

Tight end: Braden Galloway 51 (274), Davis Allen 43 (194).

Offensive Line: Cade Stewart 81 (474), Matt Bockhorst 81 (470), Jordan McFadden 81 (469), Will Putnam 81 (455), Jackson Carman 81 (448).

Defense

Defensive End: Myles Murphy 46 (222), Justin Mascoll 41 (227), KJ Henry 26 (217), Xavier Thomas^ 13 (61).

Defensive Tackle: Bryan Bresee 57 (248), Jordan Williams 23 (123), Nyles Pinckney 21 (159).

Linebacker: Baylon Spector 64 (296), Jake Venables 63 (233), Trenton Simpson 29 (95), Keith Maguire 1 (67), LaVonta Bentley 1 (48).

DB (CB/S/NB): Nolan Turner 63 (303), Lannden Zanders 63 (271), Joseph Charleston 54 (214), Derion Kendrick 41 (152), Andrew Booth 36 (208), Sheridan Jones 31 (226), Mario Goodrich 17 (78), Tyler Venables 9 (108), LeAnthony Williams 4 (60).

Special-teams only (non-specialists): WR Frank Ladson Jr. (247), DB Jalyn Phillips (107), WR Will Swinney (97), DB Ray Thornton III (84), OL Tayquon Johnson (80), DB Malcolm Greene (58), RB Darien Rencher (46), LB Kevin Swint (35), S RJ Mickens (15).

Did not play: DE Regan Upshaw (127), OT Walker Parks (118), TE JC Chalk (91), OL Paul Tchio (69), TE Jaelyn Lay (60), WR Will Brown (59), OL Mason Trotter (58), OL Mitchell Mayes (51), DE Greg Williams (50), OL Hunter Rayburn (47), DT Darnell Jefferies (45), QB Taisun Phommachanh (43), OL Blake Vinson (37), DT Etinosa Reuben (26), TE Sage Ennis (19), OL Trent Howard (18), LB Sergio Allen (18), RB Michel Dukes (16), DT DeMonte Capehart (12), OL Bryn Tucker (7), OL John Williams (7).

On unavailable list for Boston College game (no specified reasons for being out on pregame release but some are temporary or season-long injury issues and some are reduced travel squad-related): CB Fred Davis II, DT Tyler Davis, DE Justin Foster, LB Mike Jones Jr., QB Trevor Lawrence, RB Ty Lucas, LB Matthew Maloney, CB Jack McCall, LB Matt McMahan, RB Chez Mellusi, DT Ruke Orhorhoro, TE Luke Price, DE Andrew Roberts, WR Justyn Ross, LB James Skalski and DT Tré Williams.

^ Ejected in second half for targeting.

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