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.
2. They ran Down out of Heavy v. eight-man front.
3. They ran Outside Veer Give v. 50 to get the ball away from the 0-technique.
Navy versus Pittsburgh
12/28/15, 2:30 PM
Jack Stephens Field at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, Annapolis, Maryland
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)
2- Zone Option- 73/659 (11% of offense)
This is what Navy actually does–Triple Option and Zone Option.