USC-Oregon participation breakdown charts

USC turned to some seldom-used players at both linebacker and on special teams. See who played, how many snaps and who was on the field when the Trojans were most effective.

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

- Players that returned from injury after missing/leaving the Colorado game: none.

- Players that did not dress and were out with injuries to begin the Oregon game: Viane Talamaivao, Alex Wood, Cameron Smith, Lamar Dawson, 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 Oregon game: Osa Masina.

- With only two healthy safeties, Chris Hawkins barely came off the field, but after halftime the coaches made a change and used starting safety John Plattenburg sparingly, choosing instead to either use Jonathan Lockett at safety or use a three-cornerback look with Iman Marshall, Kevon Seymour Adoree' Jackson with Jackson often playing deep.

- With Lamar Dawson and Cameron Smith out for the season, Olajuwon Tucker got his first career start and played a career-high 46 total snaps, 38 on defense. Michael Hutchings was his primary backup playing 25 defensive plays. Another option going into the game was moving SAM linebakcer Uchenna Nwosu inside. He only played three plays inside, but one of them was Oregon's fourth quarter trick play attempt to run a direct snap reverse pass back to quarterback Vernon Adams Jr., but Nwosu covered it perfectly and Porter Gustin made a tackle in the backfield for a 12-yard loss.

- Tucker and Hutchings weren't the only players that went from having barely any playing time to having a particular role. USC used five other players that had a combined two total snaps in the nine games since Week 2.

With kicker Alex Wood out due to a concussion, Matt Boermeester got his first opportunity as a Trojan. He kicked off five times and was a perfect 4-for-4 on extra points.

Don Hill, buried on the depth chart at rush end, saw his first opportunity on special teams this season, participating on the punt return unit that helped Adoree' Jackson break free and get into the end zone for the first time via punt. Another seldom-used player on that unit was linebacker Joel Foy.

Cameron Smith's injury also meant the Trojans needed someone to fill in his spot on the end of the line for field goals/extra point attempts. Taking his place was Cyrus Hobbi, who saw his first action since the Idaho game.

Big Jacob Daniel was the last of the five players to get a couple of plays of action. Daniel played nose tackle for four plays during Oregon's final drive.

- There were a couple more changes in the special teams units: Dominic Davis returned to a gunner role on punt coverage in place of Iman Marshall and Davis replaced Robby Kolanz on punt returns.

Likely to save his energy for an extended linebacker role, Anthony Sarao was taken off punt coverage where he was replaced by Quinton Powell and his role in the middle of the first line of defense in the kickoff return unit. Interestingly, Jalen Greene took his spot there.

Other changes on the punt return unit included Foy for Reuben Peters, Jabari Ruffin for Uchenna Nwosu and Hill for John Plattenburg. The kickoff return unit also saw Taylor McNamara return, along with Tyler Petite for Peters and Michael Hutchings.

As far as the kickoff coverage unit, besides Matt Boermeester taking over the kicking duties for Alex Wood, Kevon Seymour replaced Johnathan Lockett and running back Aca'cedric Ware replaced Osa Masina after Masina left the game with a hamstring injury.

- Freshmen offensive lineman Chuma Edoga was also added to the field goal/extra point attempt unit in place of the injured Viane Talamaivao.

- For the first time this season, senior fullback Soma Vainuku was not used at all on offense. Fellow fullback Jahleel Pinner participated in only 11 snaps as USC used more two tight end sets than they have all season.

- With all of the offensive line injuries, Chris Brown got the start at right guard and played a career-high 80 offensive plays and four special teams snaps. He was one of three players to record 84 total snaps -- the most on the team. Fellow offensive guard Damien Mama and three-way player Adoree' Jackson also were in for 84 total snaps.

- On offense, Cody Kessler and offensive linemen Khaliel Rodgers and Chad Wheeler also played all 80 offensive snaps.

- For the second week in a row, Justin Davis and Ronald Jones II basically split the offensive snaps at running back with Davis on the field for 39 offensive plays and Jones II for 41. But again, the offense produced better numbers when Davis was on the field, averaging 5.4 yards per play, compared to 3.7 yards per play when Jones II was on the field.

- Once again, USC's offense has been more productive when De'Quan Hampton has been on the field. The Trojans averaged 6.5 yards per play during the 24 plays Hampton participated. That is compared to 4.3 for Darreus Rogers, 4.0 for Juju Smith-Schuster and just 2.5 ypp with Steven Mitchell Jr. Jalen Greene and Deontay Burnett had higher numbers, but had a very small sample size with only six and two plays each, respectively.

- The numbers were not pretty on the defensive side in terms of yards per play. One of the reasons John Plattenburg may have been sat in the second half is because the Ducks were averaging 13.4 yards per play he was on the field (excluding the final two kneel downs).

Most of the numbers hovered around 10 yards per play with a couple of notable exceptions: Oregon averaged 18.4 yards on the nine plays Osa Masina was in the game, 17.6 during Kenny Bigelow's five plays while Claude Pelon and Noah Jefferson produced 5.7 and 6.2 ypp.

Surprisingly, Iman Marshall produced a 7.2 ypp. But no one's numbers were as low as Jonathan Lockett and especially Uchenna Nwosu. Again not counting the kneel downs, Oregon averaged 5.0 ypp during Lockett's 10 other plays and just 2.2 yards per play on the nine plays Nwosu participated on defense.

USC vs. Oregon Participation Chart

Off/Def Snaps ST Total Plays
1Q 2Q 3Q 4Q Total
1 - Darreus Rogers 19 16 9 10 54 54
2 - Adoree' Jackson 12 19 21 11 63 21 84
4 - Max Browne 0 DNP
4 - Chris Hawkins 11 18 21 7 57 6 63
6 - Cody Kessler 28 18 14 20 80 80
7 - Steven Mitchell Jr. 20 9 6 17 52 52
7 - Marvell Tell III 0 DNP
8 - Iman Marshall 10 10 18 13 51 13 64
9 - JuJu Smith-Schuster 26 16 11 20 73 1 74
10 - Jalen Greene 3 3 6 10 16
13 - Kevon Seymour 1 7 15 13 36 16 52
14 - Isaiah Langley 1 1 2 2
15 - Isaac Whitney 0 DNP
15 - Michael Bowman 0 DNP
16 - Dominic Davis 0 8 8
17 - Kris Albarado 0 6 6
18 - Quinton Powell 0 24 24
19 - Conner Sullivan 0 4 4
19 - Michael Hutchings 12 13 25 9 34
21 - Su'a Cravens 11 18 17 9 55 12 67
22 - Justin Davis 14 7 5 13 39 9 48
22 - Leon McQuay III 0 DNP
23 - Tre Madden 0 DNP
23 - Jonathan Lockett 6 6 12 12
24 - John Plattenburg 11 18 4 4 37 7 44
25 - Ronald Jones II 14 11 9 7 41 41
26 - James Toland IV 0 5 5
28 - Aca'Cedric Ware 0 12 12
29 - Christian Tober 0 DNP
29 - Kevin Carrasco 0 DNP
31 - Soma Vainuku 0 26 26
34 - Yoofi Quansah 0 DNP
34 - Olajuwon Tucker 11 6 8 13 38 8 46
35 - Cameron Smith 0 DNP
36 - Matt Boermeester 0 9 9
37 - Matt Lopes 0 DNP
38 - Jahleel Pinner 5 4 2 11 9 20
38 - Jalen Jones 0 DNP
39 - Alex Wood 0 DNP
40 - Jabari Ruffin 0 20 20
42 - Uchenna Nwosu 4 7 11 13 24
44 - Malik Dorton 0 DNP
45 - Porter Gustin 3 6 9 5 23 3 26
47 - Cyrus Hobbi 0 4 4
47 - Scott Felix 8 8 13 8 37 3 40
48 - Taylor McNamara 25 13 12 12 62 9 71
50 - Toa Lobendahn 0 DNP
50 - Grant Moore 0 DNP
51 - Damien Mama 28 18 14 20 80 4 84
51 - Joel Foy 0 4 4
52 - Delvon Simmons 8 8 16 6 38 6 44
54 - Reuben Peters 0 DNP
55 - Lamar Dawson 0 DNP
56 - Jordan Austin 0 DNP
56 - Anthony Sarao 7 13 21 9 50 4 54
58 - Osa Masina 4 5 9 5 14
59 - Don Hill 0 4 4
60 - Viane Talamaivao 0 DNP
62 - Khaliel Rodgers 28 18 14 20 80 80
64 - Richie Wenzel 0 DNP
65 - Erick Jepsen 0 DNP
70 - Chuma Edoga 5 5 4 9
72 - Chad Wheeler 28 18 14 20 80 80
73 - Zach Banner 28 13 14 20 75 6 81
74 - Nico Falah 0 4 4
75 - Max Tuerk 0 DNP
77 - Chris Brown 28 18 14 20 80 4 84
80 - Deontay Burnett 2 2 2
81 - Connor Spears 0 4 4
82 - Tyler Petite 4 12 11 8 35 9 44
83 - George Katrib 0 18 18
85 - David Mellstrom 0 DNP
86 - Robby Kolanz 0 DNP
89 - De'Quan Hampton 8 4 4 8 24 24
90 - Claude Pelon 3 5 11 7 26 6 32
91 - Noah Jefferson 3 5 4 3 15 6 21
92 - Jacob Daniel 4 4 4
92 - Zach Smith 0 10 10
93 - Greg Townsend Jr. 7 13 10 6 36 5 41
94 - Rasheem Green 4 5 5 7 21 5 26
95 - Kenny Bigelow Jr. 5 5 2 7
98 - Cody Temple 0 10 10
99 - Antwaun Woods 8 12 16 6 42 6 48

Here's also a tally of the snap counts for the first 11 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
ASt Ida Stan ASU UW ND Uta Cal Ariz Col Ore Season
1 - Darreus Rogers 34 38 52 1 - 20 - 54 26 34 54 313
2 - Adoree' Jackson 8 38 66 51 81 69 41 50 79 57 63 603
4 - Max Browne 13 18 - 8 - - - - - - - 39
4 - Chris Hawkins 53 40 69 68 35 48 64 61 78 66 57 639
6 - Cody Kessler 52 54 60 58 68 77 74 73 76 64 80 736
7 - Steven Mitchell Jr. 32 30 49 44 27 - - 24 54 32 52 344
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 51 543
9 - JuJu Smith-Schuster 35 38 44 39 67 68 59 33 53 58 73 567
10 - Jalen Greene 10 13 11 46 1 54 31 28 13 3 6 216
13 - Kevon Seymour 49 33 - - 21 35 49 24 39 24 36 310
14 - Isaiah Langley - - - 17 - - 6 11 13 13 2 62
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 25 76
21 - Su'a Cravens 44 32 73 48 69 60 64 41 66 64 55 616
22 - Justin Davis - 9 22 19 21 20 38 33 34 35 39 270
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 - - 12 233
24 - John Plattenburg 32 21 54 34 26 30 - - 64 65 37 363
25 - Ronald Jones II 10 24 14 16 12 10 24 13 37 29 41 230
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 38 113
35 - Cameron Smith 43 38 61 37 64 55 48 42 57 41 - 486
36 - Matt Boermeester - - - - - - - - - - - -
37 - Matt Lopes 16 24 - 5 - - 17 5 2 - - 69
38 - Jahleel Pinner 13 24 10 17 17 14 32 21 8 24 11 191
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 11 141
44 - Malik Dorton 25 8 - - - - - - - - - 33
45 - Porter Gustin 42 24 22 35 30 35 41 25 49 39 23 365
47 - Cyrus Hobbi - 7 - - - - - - - - - 7
47 - Scott Felix 28 27 48 21 42 26 41 42 35 39 37 386
48 - Taylor McNamara 36 24 33 30 48 40 17 44 61 45 62 440
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 80 614
51 - Joel Foy 3 12 - - - - - - - - - 15
52 - Delvon Simmons 42 39 55 45 47 52 44 41 56 45 38 504
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 50 343
58 - Osa Masina 28 31 17 27 27 36 3 - 17 - 9 195
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 80 398
64 - Richie Wenzel - 5 - - - - - - - - - 5
65 - Erick Jepsen - 7 - - - - - - - - - 7
70 - Chuma Edoga 23 48 8 26 24 22 74 9 27 3 5 269
72 - Chad Wheeler 52 51 60 58 68 77 - 73 76 64 80 659
73 - Zach Banner 42 23 52 40 44 55 74 64 49 61 75 579
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 80 202
80 - Deontay Burnett - 9 - 2 8 22 2 11 5 2 2 63
81 - Connor Spears 14 15 10 5 - - 10 - - - - 54
82 - Tyler Petite 14 23 6 27 21 38 44 22 20 22 35 272
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 24 257
90 - Claude Pelon - 25 22 49 3 - - - 30 17 26 172
91 - Noah Jefferson 20 18 14 11 6 4 6 8 16 18 15 136
92 - Jacob Daniel 17 18 - 10 - - - - - - 4 49
92 - Zach Smith - - - - - - - - - - - -
93 - Greg Townsend Jr. 39 39 58 51 54 54 54 49 45 42 36 521
94 - Rasheem Green 20 17 11 30 23 10 6 18 22 22 21 200
95 - Kenny Bigelow Jr. 26 14 7 18 9 1 13 6 4 10 5 113
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 42 444

Season totals including special teams:

Total Plays
ASt Ida Stan ASU UW ND Uta Cal Ariz Col Ore Season
1 - Darreus Rogers 41 48 60 2 - 20 - 54 27 34 54 340
2 - Adoree' Jackson 12 46 81 61 95 89 53 60 96 71 84 748
4 - Max Browne 13 18 - 8 - - - - - - - 39
4 - Chris Hawkins 59 44 74 71 39 53 66 66 81 70 63 686
6 - Cody Kessler 52 54 60 58 69 77 74 73 76 64 80 737
7 - Steven Mitchell Jr. 32 30 49 45 27 - - 24 54 32 52 345
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 64 698
9 - JuJu Smith-Schuster 37 41 59 42 72 8 64 34 54 58 74 543
10 - Jalen Greene 10 13 11 46 1 54 32 28 14 3 16 228
13 - Kevon Seymour 61 44 - - 23 43 60 33 50 33 52 399
14 - Isaiah Langley - - 5 33 12 12 7 11 16 13 2 111
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 8 74
17 - Kris Albarado 6 3 3 5 6 4 4 4 5 5 6 51
18 - Quinton Powell - 48 16 13 10 16 16 12 15 13 24 183
19 - Conner Sullivan 8 9 5 5 3 6 7 5 8 6 4 66
19 - Michael Hutchings 38 19 10 4 6 10 - - 8 2 34 131
21 - Su'a Cravens 46 32 84 54 78 74 71 52 73 73 67 704
22 - Justin Davis - 9 22 19 21 20 39 36 41 40 48 295
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 12 285
24 - John Plattenburg 34 25 57 31 28 36 - 8 77 74 44 414
25 - Ronald Jones II 10 24 14 16 12 10 24 13 37 29 41 230
26 - James Toland IV 1 6 - - - - 11 10 6 5 5 44
28 - Aca'Cedric Ware 12 14 1 2 3 2 5 - - - 12 51
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 26 270
34 - Yoofi Quansah - 3 - - - - - - - - - 3
34 - Olajuwon Tucker 33 17 - 15 - - - - - 22 46 133
35 - Cameron Smith 53 47 74 44 73 69 60 51 68 45 - 584
36 - Matt Boermeester - - - - - - - - - - 9 9
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 20 246
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 20 221
42 - Uchenna Nwosu 54 38 23 48 16 20 21 35 48 25 24 352
44 - Malik Dorton 25 8 - - - - - - - - - 33
45 - Porter Gustin 44 27 26 40 36 43 44 26 52 41 26 405
47 - Cyrus Hobbi - 7 - - - - - - - - 4 11
47 - Scott Felix 29 28 51 22 45 26 42 47 38 42 40 410
48 - Taylor McNamara 36 24 38 32 53 48 17 48 61 49 71 477
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 84 694
51 - Joel Foy 8 23 - - - - - - 2 - 4 37
52 - Delvon Simmons 45 39 61 50 52 61 48 44 65 49 44 558
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 54 458
58 - Osa Masina 28 35 19 32 43 52 15 10 31 10 14 289
59 - Don Hill - 17 - - - - - - - - 4 21
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 80 398
64 - Richie Wenzel - 5 - - - - - - - - - 5
65 - Erick Jepsen - 7 - - - - - - - - - 7
70 - Chuma Edoga 23 48 8 26 24 22 74 9 29 3 9 275
72 - Chad Wheeler 52 51 60 58 69 79 - 73 76 64 80 662
73 - Zach Banner 56 35 62 52 56 67 86 73 61 68 81 697
74 - Nico Falah 9 23 - 8 - - 7 5 7 5 4 68
75 - Max Tuerk 56 54 60 58 14 - - - - - - 242
77 - Chris Brown 29 40 5 13 6 6 35 15 21 12 84 266
80 - Deontay Burnett - 9 - 2 9 22 2 11 5 2 2 64
81 - Connor Spears 22 23 15 10 3 6 17 5 7 5 4 117
82 - Tyler Petite 14 23 6 27 21 38 44 22 20 22 44 281
83 - George Katrib 15 25 9 15 4 10 10 6 8 13 18 133
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 24 257
90 - Claude Pelon - 30 28 59 5 - - - 34 24 32 212
91 - Noah Jefferson 20 20 14 11 7 4 10 13 22 24 21 166
92 - Jacob Daniel 17 20 - 10 - - - - - - 4 51
92 - Zach Smith 14 12 8 10 9 10 11 9 12 10 10 115
93 - Greg Townsend Jr. 42 40 64 56 60 63 58 54 50 46 41 574
94 - Rasheem Green 20 19 11 30 25 11 6 19 24 25 31 221
95 - Kenny Bigelow Jr. 26 15 8 18 10 2 13 6 4 11 7 120
98 - Cody Temple 48 36 28 26 23 18 18 9 17 12 10 245
99 - Antwaun Woods 39 37 55 - 50 59 49 51 50 42 48 480

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