USC-Colorado participation breakdown charts

USC had to deal with more injuries against Colorado. See how that affected snap counts for each USC player and what it could mean going forward.

Couple of quick notes to go with this week's participation breakdown charts:

- Players that returned from injury after missing/leaving the Arizona game: Jonathan Lockett and Zach Banner.

- Players that did not dress and were out with injuries to begin the Colorado game: Leon McQuay III, Matt Lopes, Tre Madden, Toa Lobendahn, Marvell Tell III, John Houston Jr., Max Tuerk, Isaac Whitney, Christian Tober and Jordan Simmons.

- Players that were injured and did not finish the Arizona game: Lamar Dawson and Cameron Smith.

- With only two healthy safeties, Chris Hawkins and John Plattenburg rarely came off the field on defense. Plattenburg finished with a team-high 74 total plays while Chris Hawkins played a team-high 66 defensive plays.

- One exception was on USC's goal line defense after Colorado returned a punt to the 2-yard line. The Trojans got rid of all the defensive backs and brought in extra defensive linemen and linebackers, including Cody Temple and Michael Hutchings for their only defensive snaps. For Hutchings, it was his first time playing defense since the Idaho game.

- Other than the goal line package, the only other play that Plattenburg and Hawkins weren't both in the game was on a third down play when Plattenburg was subbed out and USC used four cornerbacks, including Kevon Seymour floating over the top in a deep safety position.

- Jonathan Lockett returned from a groin injury to play special teams, but was not used in the cornerback rotation.

- Freshmen offensive lineman Chuma Edoga played a season-low three snaps while freshman linebacker Osa Masina did not play a single snap on defense.

- With Lamar Dawson leaving in the first quarter and Cameron Smith in and out of the lineup before finally coming out in the fourth quarter, someone had to play inside linebacker and the coaching staff turned to Anthony Sarao. The senior played a season-high 58 defense plays and 71 total snaps.

- The dual injuries to middle linebackers also opened the door for Olajuwon Tucker to get his first playing time since the Arizona State game. But after five straight DNPs, Tucker already had his name on the participation chart even before the injuries as he earned a spot on the punt return unit, taking the place of Joel Foy.

- Adoree' Jackson stayed on defense for the third week in a row and played 56 of his 71 total plays on the defensive side. He was on offense for only one play, a three-yard reception in the second quarter.

- Defensive line coach Chris Wilson mixed up his groupings and rotations this week. With the altitude being a concern, USC rotated more in the trenches and used some unique combinations of players, including Noah Jefferson and Rasheem Green playing at times with two of the first team linemen or Jefferson and Kenny Bigelow playing with Greg Townsend Jr. Townsend Jr. actually played with seven different defensive linemen.

- George Katrib took the spot of Dominic Davis on kickoff coverage while a healthy Jonathan Lockett took over for John Plattenburg.

- Along with Olajuwon Tucker joining the punt return unit was Robby Kolanz, who took the place of the injured Matt Lopes.

- Claude Pelon took the place of Zach Banner on the punt coverage unit as one of the personal protectors.

- On offense, Cody Kessler and offensive linemen Khaliel Rodgers and Chad Wheeler played all 64 offensive snaps.

- With Tre Madden out, Justin Davis and Ronald Jones II spearheaded the rushing attack once again. Davis played 35 snaps while Jones II saw his snap count decline from 37 to 29. Part of that was due to effectiveness. The offense was significantly better with Davis on the field in this game, averaging a team-high 7.3 yards per play, compared to just 3.2 yards per play when Jones II was on the field.

- USC also utilized an alignment with both Davis and Jones II in the backfield at the same time.

- Once again the USC offense produced better numbers when De'Quan Hampton was on the field than any other receiver. The Trojans gained 181 yards during Hampton's 29 plays for a 6.2 yards per play average. The other primary receivers were at 5.1 to 5.3 ypp while the offense did not excel with Jalen Greene (4 yards on three plays) and Deontay Burnett (-6 yards on two plays) on the field.

- On the defensive side, who were the top players in terms of yards per play? The backup defensive line produced outstanding ypp numbers. When Claude Pelon was on the field, Colorado averaged just 0.9 yards per play -- 16 yards in 17 plays, seven of which went for negative yards. Kenny Bigelow (2.2) and Noah Jefferson (2.6) also had stellar numbers as did Olajuwon Tucker (1.5).

USC vs. Colorado Participation Chart

Off/Def Snaps ST Total Plays
1Q 2Q 3Q 4Q Total
1 - Darreus Rogers 12 9 11 2 34 34
2 - Adoree' Jackson 18 12 14 13 57 14 71
4 - Max Browne 0 DNP
4 - Chris Hawkins 18 16 14 18 66 4 70
6 - Cody Kessler 16 16 20 12 64 64
7 - Steven Mitchell Jr. 8 11 8 5 32 32
7 - Marvell Tell III 0 DNP
8 - Iman Marshall 12 11 7 12 42 18 60
9 - JuJu Smith-Schuster 16 15 16 11 58 58
10 - Jalen Greene 1 2 3 3
13 - Kevon Seymour 3 6 6 9 24 9 33
14 - Isaiah Langley 5 5 1 2 13 13
15 - Isaac Whitney 0 DNP
15 - Michael Bowman 0 DNP
16 - Dominic Davis 2 2 2
17 - Kris Albarado 0 5 5
18 - Quinton Powell 0 13 13
19 - Conner Sullivan 0 6 6
19 - Michael Hutchings 2 2 2
21 - Su'a Cravens 18 16 11 19 64 9 73
22 - Justin Davis 9 9 10 7 35 5 40
22 - Leon McQuay III 0 DNP
23 - Tre Madden 0 DNP
23 - Jonathan Lockett 0 5 5
24 - John Plattenburg 18 16 14 17 65 9 74
25 - Ronald Jones II 9 5 10 5 29 29
26 - James Toland IV 0 5 5
28 - Aca'Cedric Ware 0 DNP
29 - Christian Tober 0 DNP
29 - Kevin Carrasco 0 DNP
31 - Soma Vainuku 3 2 5 20 25
34 - Yoofi Quansah 0 DNP
34 - Olajuwon Tucker 6 4 7 17 5 22
35 - Cameron Smith 12 12 10 7 41 4 45
37 - Matt Lopes 0 DNP
38 - Jahleel Pinner 8 3 8 5 24 5 29
38 - Jalen Jones 0 DNP
39 - Alex Wood 0 10 10
40 - Jabari Ruffin 0 12 12
42 - Uchenna Nwosu 3 2 5 20 25
44 - Malik Dorton 0 DNP
45 - Porter Gustin 10 9 9 11 39 2 41
47 - Cyrus Hobbi 0 DNP
47 - Scott Felix 9 9 6 15 39 3 42
48 - Taylor McNamara 14 6 13 12 45 4 49
50 - Toa Lobendahn 0 DNP
50 - Grant Moore 0 DNP
51 - Damien Mama 16 16 20 9 61 5 66
51 - Joel Foy 0 DNP
52 - Delvon Simmons 15 9 7 14 45 4 49
54 - Reuben Peters 0 8 8
55 - Lamar Dawson 11 11 11
56 - Jordan Austin 0 DNP
56 - Anthony Sarao 12 13 14 19 58 13 71
58 - Osa Masina 0 10 10
59 - Don Hill 0 DNP
60 - Viane Talamaivao 16 12 19 12 59 5 64
62 - Khaliel Rodgers 16 16 20 12 64 64
64 - Richie Wenzel 0 DNP
65 - Erick Jepsen 0 DNP
70 - Chuma Edoga 3 3 3
72 - Chad Wheeler 16 16 20 12 64 64
73 - Zach Banner 16 13 20 12 61 7 68
74 - Nico Falah 0 5 5
75 - Max Tuerk 0 DNP
77 - Chris Brown 4 3 7 5 12
80 - Deontay Burnett 1 1 2 2
81 - Connor Spears 0 5 5
82 - Tyler Petite 10 9 3 22 22
83 - George Katrib 0 13 13
85 - David Mellstrom 0 DNP
86 - Robby Kolanz 0 3 3
89 - De'Quan Hampton 4 8 10 7 29 29
90 - Claude Pelon 1 8 6 2 17 7 24
91 - Noah Jefferson 4 5 6 3 18 6 24
92 - Jacob Daniel 0 DNP
92 - Zach Smith 0 10 10
93 - Greg Townsend Jr. 12 10 6 14 42 4 46
94 - Rasheem Green 6 3 3 10 22 3 25
95 - Kenny Bigelow Jr. 2 2 6 10 1 11
98 - Cody Temple 2 2 10 12
99 - Antwaun Woods 13 9 7 11 40 2 42

Here's also a tally of the snap counts for the first 10 games this season starting with offensive/defensive snaps followed by a chart of each players' total snaps for the season thus far:

Off/Def Snaps
ArkSt Ida Stan ASU UW ND Utah Cal Ariz Colo Season
1 - Darreus Rogers 34 38 52 1 - 20 - 54 26 34 259
2 - Adoree' Jackson 8 38 66 51 81 69 41 50 79 57 540
4 - Max Browne 13 18 - 8 - - - - - - 39
4 - Chris Hawkins 53 40 69 68 35 48 64 61 78 66 582
6 - Cody Kessler 52 54 60 58 68 77 74 73 76 64 656
7 - Steven Mitchell Jr. 32 30 49 44 27 - - 24 54 32 292
7 - Marvell Tell III 45 50 15 28 38 14 2 - - - 192
8 - Iman Marshall 54 48 68 59 40 46 42 43 50 42 492
9 - JuJu Smith-Schuster 35 38 44 39 67 68 59 33 53 58 494
10 - Jalen Greene 10 13 11 46 1 54 31 28 13 3 210
13 - Kevon Seymour 49 33 - - 21 35 49 24 39 24 274
14 - Isaiah Langley - - - 17 - - 6 11 13 13 60
15 - Isaac Whitney 28 20 11 28 48 - - - - - 135
15 - Michael Bowman - 1 - - - - - - - - 1
16 - Dominic Davis 7 8 3 - 2 1 10 1 1 2 35
17 - Kris Albarado - - - - - - - - - - -
18 - Quinton Powell - 29 - - - - - - - - 29
19 - Conner Sullivan - 1 - - - - - - - - 1
19 - Michael Hutchings 35 14 - - - - - - - 2 51
21 - Su'a Cravens 44 32 73 48 69 60 64 41 66 64 561
22 - Justin Davis - 9 22 19 21 20 38 33 34 35 231
22 - Leon McQuay III 36 21 - 23 39 33 54 58 - - 264
23 - Tre Madden 33 16 22 29 32 45 - 21 2 - 200
23 - Jonathan Lockett 55 25 2 40 21 - 34 44 - - 221
24 - John Plattenburg 32 21 54 34 26 30 - - 64 65 326
25 - Ronald Jones II 10 24 14 16 12 10 24 13 37 29 189
26 - James Toland IV - 4 - - - - - - - - 4
28 - Aca'Cedric Ware 9 9 - 2 - - - - - - 20
29 - Christian Tober 11 2 - 4 - - - - - - 17
29 - Kevin Carrasco - 10 - - - - - - - - 10
31 - Soma Vainuku 7 10 1 4 7 2 8 3 2 5 49
34 - Yoofi Quansah - 3 - - - - - - - - 3
34 - Olajuwon Tucker 26 17 - 15 - - - - - 17 75
35 - Cameron Smith 43 38 61 37 64 55 48 42 57 41 486
37 - Matt Lopes 16 24 - 5 - - 17 5 2 - 69
38 - Jahleel Pinner 13 24 10 17 17 14 32 21 8 24 180
38 - Jalen Jones - 10 - - - - - - - - 10
39 - Alex Wood - - - - - - - - - - -
40 - Jabari Ruffin 19 12 6 29 5 - - 7 - - 78
42 - Uchenna Nwosu 34 17 4 29 - - - 19 22 5 130
44 - Malik Dorton 25 8 - - - - - - - - 33
45 - Porter Gustin 42 24 22 35 30 35 41 25 49 39 342
47 - Cyrus Hobbi - 7 - - - - - - - - 7
47 - Scott Felix 28 27 48 21 42 26 41 42 35 39 349
48 - Taylor McNamara 36 24 33 30 48 40 17 44 61 45 378
50 - Toa Lobendahn 43 37 60 52 68 77 12 - - - 349
50 - Grant Moore 11 - - - - - - - - - 11
51 - Damien Mama 35 23 49 46 58 77 46 66 73 61 534
51 - Joel Foy 3 12 - - - - - - - - 15
52 - Delvon Simmons 42 39 55 45 47 52 44 41 56 45 466
54 - Reuben Peters 7 15 - - - - - - - - 22
55 - Lamar Dawson - - 35 41 16 19 34 19 47 11 222
56 - Jordan Austin - 4 - - - - - - - - 4
56 - Anthony Sarao 30 27 35 31 27 5 29 16 35 58 293
58 - Osa Masina 28 31 17 27 27 36 3 - 17 - 186
59 - Don Hill - 15 - - - - - - - - 15
60 - Viane Talamaivao 31 44 11 26 61 75 74 70 65 59 516
62 - Khaliel Rodgers 13 20 - 8 - 2 62 73 76 64 318
64 - Richie Wenzel - 5 - - - - - - - - 5
65 - Erick Jepsen - 7 - - - - - - - - 7
70 - Chuma Edoga 23 48 8 26 24 22 74 9 27 3 264
72 - Chad Wheeler 52 51 60 58 68 77 - 73 76 64 579
73 - Zach Banner 42 23 52 40 44 55 74 64 49 61 504
74 - Nico Falah 9 23 - 8 - - - - - - 40
75 - Max Tuerk 56 54 60 58 14 - - - - - 242
77 - Chris Brown 21 31 - 8 3 - 28 10 14 7 122
80 - Deontay Burnett - 9 - 2 8 22 2 11 5 2 61
81 - Connor Spears 14 15 10 5 - - 10 - - - 54
82 - Tyler Petite 14 23 6 27 21 38 44 22 20 22 237
83 - George Katrib - 9 - 4 - - - - - - 13
85 - David Mellstrom 1 11 - - - - - - - - 12
86 - Robby Kolanz 2 7 - 5 - 12 2 - - - 28
89 - De'Quan Hampton 25 7 - 16 - 12 54 33 57 29 233
90 - Claude Pelon - 25 22 49 3 - - - 30 17 146
91 - Noah Jefferson 20 18 14 11 6 4 6 8 16 18 121
92 - Jacob Daniel 17 18 - 10 - - - - - - 45
92 - Zach Smith - - - - - - - - - - -
93 - Greg Townsend Jr. 39 39 58 51 54 54 54 49 45 42 485
94 - Rasheem Green 20 17 11 30 23 10 6 18 22 22 179
95 - Kenny Bigelow Jr. 26 14 7 18 9 1 13 6 4 10 108
98 - Cody Temple 33 23 19 16 13 7 7 - 4 2 124
99 - Antwaun Woods 37 37 51 - 47 52 45 47 46 40 402

Season totals including special teams:

Total Plays
ArkSt Ida Stan ASU UW ND Utah Cal Ariz Colo Season
1 - Darreus Rogers 41 48 60 2 - 20 - 54 27 34 286
2 - Adoree' Jackson 12 46 81 61 95 89 53 60 96 71 664
4 - Max Browne 13 18 - 8 - - - - - - 39
4 - Chris Hawkins 59 44 74 71 39 53 66 66 81 70 623
6 - Cody Kessler 52 54 60 58 69 77 74 73 76 64 657
7 - Steven Mitchell Jr. 32 30 49 45 27 - - 24 54 32 293
7 - Marvell Tell III 58 64 27 43 47 24 6 - - - 269
8 - Iman Marshall 70 67 78 68 51 57 54 59 70 60 634
9 - JuJu Smith-Schuster 37 41 59 42 72 8 64 34 54 58 469
10 - Jalen Greene 10 13 11 46 1 54 32 28 14 3 212
13 - Kevon Seymour 61 44 - - 23 43 60 33 50 33 347
14 - Isaiah Langley - - 5 33 12 12 7 11 16 13 109
15 - Isaac Whitney 28 20 11 31 52 - - - - - 142
15 - Michael Bowman - 1 - - - - - - - - 1
16 - Dominic Davis 16 9 3 3 5 3 16 1 8 2 66
17 - Kris Albarado 6 3 3 5 6 4 4 4 5 5 45
18 - Quinton Powell - 48 16 13 10 16 16 12 15 13 159
19 - Conner Sullivan 8 9 5 5 3 6 7 5 8 6 62
19 - Michael Hutchings 38 19 10 4 6 10 - - 8 2 97
21 - Su'a Cravens 46 32 84 54 78 74 71 52 73 73 637
22 - Justin Davis - 9 22 19 21 20 39 36 41 40 247
22 - Leon McQuay III 50 34 10 34 43 42 63 70 - - 346
23 - Tre Madden 33 16 22 30 33 45 - 21 3 - 203
23 - Jonathan Lockett 63 35 8 44 28 2 42 46 - 5 273
24 - John Plattenburg 34 25 57 31 28 36 - 8 77 74 370
25 - Ronald Jones II 10 24 14 16 12 10 24 13 37 29 189
26 - James Toland IV 1 6 - - - - 11 10 6 5 39
28 - Aca'Cedric Ware 12 14 1 2 3 2 5 - - - 39
29 - Christian Tober 17 10 - 4 - - - - - - 31
29 - Kevin Carrasco - 12 - - - - - - - - 12
31 - Soma Vainuku 22 27 22 24 25 24 30 19 26 25 244
34 - Yoofi Quansah - 3 - - - - - - - - 3
34 - Olajuwon Tucker 33 17 - 15 - - - - - 22 87
35 - Cameron Smith 53 47 74 44 73 69 60 51 68 45 584
37 - Matt Lopes 29 38 2 12 5 4 27 7 14 - 138
38 - Jahleel Pinner 15 27 18 19 21 22 36 25 14 29 226
38 - Jalen Jones - 13 - - - - - - - - 13
39 - Alex Wood 16 19 11 12 6 12 14 11 14 10 125
40 - Jabari Ruffin 29 25 22 39 14 16 11 17 16 12 201
42 - Uchenna Nwosu 54 38 23 48 16 20 21 35 48 25 328
44 - Malik Dorton 25 8 - - - - - - - - 33
45 - Porter Gustin 44 27 26 40 36 43 44 26 52 41 379
47 - Cyrus Hobbi - 7 - - - - - - - - 7
47 - Scott Felix 29 28 51 22 45 26 42 47 38 42 370
48 - Taylor McNamara 36 24 38 32 53 48 17 48 61 49 406
50 - Toa Lobendahn 52 45 65 57 72 83 12 - - - 386
50 - Grant Moore 11 2 - - - - - - - - 13
51 - Damien Mama 49 31 54 51 68 87 53 71 80 66 610
51 - Joel Foy 8 23 - - - - - - 2 - 33
52 - Delvon Simmons 45 39 61 50 52 61 48 44 65 49 514
54 - Reuben Peters 14 27 - - - - 9 2 8 8 68
55 - Lamar Dawson - - 35 43 16 21 35 20 52 11 233
56 - Jordan Austin - 4 - - - - - - - - 4
56 - Anthony Sarao 39 33 50 40 38 19 39 27 48 71 404
58 - Osa Masina 28 35 19 32 43 52 15 10 31 10 275
59 - Don Hill - 17 - - - - - - - - 17
60 - Viane Talamaivao 39 52 16 31 65 81 81 75 72 64 576
62 - Khaliel Rodgers 13 20 - 8 - 2 62 73 76 64 318
64 - Richie Wenzel - 5 - - - - - - - - 5
65 - Erick Jepsen - 7 - - - - - - - - 7
70 - Chuma Edoga 23 48 8 26 24 22 74 9 29 3 266
72 - Chad Wheeler 52 51 60 58 69 79 - 73 76 64 582
73 - Zach Banner 56 35 62 52 56 67 86 73 61 68 616
74 - Nico Falah 9 23 - 8 - - 7 5 7 5 64
75 - Max Tuerk 56 54 60 58 14 - - - - - 242
77 - Chris Brown 29 40 5 13 6 6 35 15 21 12 182
80 - Deontay Burnett - 9 - 2 9 22 2 11 5 2 62
81 - Connor Spears 22 23 15 10 3 6 17 5 7 5 113
82 - Tyler Petite 14 23 6 27 21 38 44 22 20 22 237
83 - George Katrib 15 25 9 15 4 10 10 6 8 13 115
85 - David Mellstrom 1 11 - - - - - - - - 12
86 - Robby Kolanz 2 9 - 5 - 12 2 - - 3 33
89 - De'Quan Hampton 25 7 - 16 - 12 54 33 57 29 233
90 - Claude Pelon - 30 28 59 5 - - - 34 24 180
91 - Noah Jefferson 20 20 14 11 7 4 10 13 22 24 145
92 - Jacob Daniel 17 20 - 10 - - - - - - 47
92 - Zach Smith 14 12 8 10 9 10 11 9 12 10 105
93 - Greg Townsend Jr. 42 40 64 56 60 63 58 54 50 46 533
94 - Rasheem Green 20 19 11 30 25 11 6 19 24 25 190
95 - Kenny Bigelow Jr. 26 15 8 18 10 2 13 6 4 11 113
98 - Cody Temple 48 36 28 26 23 18 18 9 17 12 235
99 - Antwaun Woods 39 37 55 - 50 59 49 51 50 42 432

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