Navy’s 2015 Triple Option Offense: Part Four of a Quantitative Study

This is the final edition of a four-part study on Navy’s 2015 Triple Option Offense.  The data derived from this study is based on Navy’s play selection during all games during the 2015 season.  You will learn what Navy actually does to execute their Triple Option Offense, and what created Navy’s best season in 53 years.  To read Part Three, go here.


Navy versus Army

Navy beat Army 21-17.

Total Plays- 54Triple Option- 8/54 (15% of offense)Zone Option- 8/54 (15% of offense)Zone Dive- 7/54 (13% of offense)Dropback Pass- 6/54 (11% of offense)Outside Veer Give- 4/54 (7% of offense)

What Navy Does When #1 Cancels the B-Back

In the 2015 Military Bowl win vs. Pitt, Navy did three things when #1 cancelled the B-Back.

1. They ran Zone Dive v. 4-3 when the Mike ran over the top to take the pitch.

Zone Dive. PR- Deep Defender PA- Fold PT- Base PG- Base to Ace C- Veer to Ace BG/BT- Scoop BA- Pitch BR- Cutoff Q- Veer Steps--Give B- Veer Path
Zone Dive.
PR- Deep Defender
PA- Fold
PT- Base
PG- Base to Ace
C- Veer to Ace
BG/BT- Scoop
BA- Pitch
BR- Cutoff
Q- Veer Steps–Give
B- Veer Path

2. They ran Down out of Heavy v. eight-man front.heavy down v. eight-man front


 3. They ran Outside Veer Give v. 50 to get the ball away from the 0-technique.

Outside Veer v. 4i. PR- Deep Defender PA- Load (Mike to Free) PT- 4i PG- Base to Ace C- Scoop to Ace BG/BT- Scoop BA- Pitch BR- Cutoff Q- Veer 2, Pitch 3 B- Outside Veer Path (inside leg of Tackle)
Outside Veer Give v. 4i.
PR- Deep Defender
PA- Load (Mike to Free)
PT- 4i
PG- Base to Ace
C- Scoop to Ace
BG/BT- Scoop
BA- Pitch
BR- Cutoff
Q- Veer Steps
B- Outside Veer Path (inside leg of Tackle)

Navy versus Pittsburgh

Military Bowl
12/28/15, 2:30 PM
Jack Stephens Field at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, Annapolis, Maryland
 
  1 2 3 4   Total
Pittsburgh 7 0 14 7   28
Navy 14 7 10 13   44

Total Plays- 88

Notes: 33/54 plays (61% of offense) was Triple Option, Zone Option, Zone Dive, Dropback Pass, and Outside Veer Give.

Navy’s Top Two Concepts of 2015

In 2015, they have executed 659 plays.  The following is what they are doing to become successful with their 335 yards/game rushing offense:

1- Triple Option- 153/659 (23% of offense)

Triple v. 3-4 PR- Deep Defender PA- 3 PT- Veer PG- Base to Ace C- Scoop to Ace BG/BT- Scoop BA- Pitch BR- Cutoff Q- Veer 1, Pitch 2 B- Veer Path
Triple v. 3-4
PR- Deep Defender
PA- 3
PT- Veer
PG- Base to Ace
C- Scoop to Ace
BG/BT- Scoop
BA- Pitch
BR- Cutoff
Q- Veer 1, Pitch 2
B- Veer Path

2- Zone Option- 73/659 (11% of offense)

Zone Option versus Okie Dog Pinch. #1 goes inside to the Guard, the Playside Linebacker is walled by the Playside A and the ball is pitched off #2.
Zone Option versus Okie Dog Pinch. #1 goes inside to the Guard, the Playside Linebacker is walled by the Playside A and the ball is pitched off #2.

This is what Navy actually does–Triple Option and Zone Option.

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