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The Two Offensive Formations Army West Point Ran in 2017

In 2017, Army West Point had their best season in 22 seasons, and they were based out of two formations–Double Flex and Heavy.

They were aligned in one of these formations, or a combination thereof, 95% of the time in their bowl win versus San Diego State.








Double Flex compresses the Receivers as they are six feet from the Offensive Tackle with their inside foot up.  The benefit is that this formation puts the cornerbacks in an automatic run support situation, which is often a better perimeter matchup for the offense.  In addition, it eliminates the Playside Receiver and Playside A-Back having to read the Deep Defender and #3.  This is because the Corner is now #3 and the Safety is the Deep Defender.  If the Safety is in the middle of the field, the Receiver will load and block the Mike to the Free Safety.  He has a better angle to load as if the Mike runs over the top, he is two yards wider than the A-Back to wall off the Mike.

The Heavy Formations brings the Backside Tackle to the formation side to create an extra blocker 3.5 feet away from the Formation-side Tackle.  Then, the Backside Receiver replaces the Backside Tackle and aligns 3.5 feet away from the Backside Guard in a 3-point stance.  At times, Army would utilize a sixth Offensive Lineman as the Backside Tackle.  The benefit of utilizing a Receiver is that he is eligible and must be covered in the passing game.  In addition, Army would move their Playside A-Back’s alignment to behind the Heavy Tackle in certain situations.  This is especially true when they ran the Down (Belly-G) as to give the Playside A-Back a better angle to cancel the Mike.


What Army Does Versus Hard B-Gap Pressure

Often times when Army wants to run the Zone Option, the 3-technique can create penetration.

When this happens, they get into the Heavy Formation.

Heavy formation
















Then, they run the Down (also known as Belly-G).















This is a gap-scheme concept to control the penetration of the 3-technique when they run off-tackle especially when they don’t get four yards on the give to the B-Back on Triple Option.

Both Tackles block down if there is a threat in their gap.  If not, they would veer inside and block the first linebacker that shows.  The Playside Guard traps the first threat off the Heavy Tackle.  

The B-Back runs through the inside leg of the Heavy Tackle and gets vertical.

This controls the 3-technique when the offense can’t get four yards on the give phase of the Triple Option.

2017 Army West Point Triple Option Breakdown versus UTEP

Army West Point- 35 v. UTEP- 21 F

Army West Point Total Offensive Plays- 57

44% of Army’s Offense was the following: Zone Option- 10; Zone Belly- 5; Down (Belly-G)- 5; Iso- 5

The other 56% of Army’s Offense was the following: Triple Option- 3; Zone Dive- 3; Quarterback Draw- 2; Midline Lead- 2; Outside Veer Give- 2; B-Toss- 2; Rocket- 2; Triple Pass- 1; Trap Option- 1; B-Toss Pass- 1; Sprint Pass- 1; Trap Option Pass- 1; B-Toss Boot Pass- 1; Dropback Pass- 1; Rocket Pass- 1; Counter Speed- 1

The Seven Concepts Army, Navy, and Georgia Tech All Executed During Week 1 of 2017

There are seven concepts that Army, Navy, and Georgia Tech all executed during Week 1 of the 2017 season.

Triple Option was run 14 times among the three programs.

Rocket was run 14 times among the three programs.

Zone Dive was run 11 times among the three programs.

Midline Lead was run 10 times among the three programs.

Trap- was run 10 times among the three programs.

Down- was run 9 times among the three programs.

Sneak- was run 6 times among the three programs.

Triple Option, Rocket, Zone Dive, Midline Lead, Trap, Down (Belly-G), and Sneak are the seven concepts that Army, Navy, and Georgia Tech all ran during Week 1 of the 2017 season.

The Concept Georgia Tech Runs When Defenses Gap Their Defensive Linemen

Read about The Concept Georgia Tech Runs When Defenses Gap Their Defensive Linemen right here.


Video of Every Offensive Play–Georgia Tech’s Dominating Bowl Win vs. Mississippi State (2015)

Watch the below-listed video.

This Concept Won Georgia Tech a Bowl Game

Georgia Tech ran this concept nearly 20 times to win a bowl game.

Read about this concept right here.

How Georgia Tech Dominated #7 Mississippi State in the 2014 Orange Bowl

In the 2014 Orange Bowl, Georgia Tech’s Triple Option Offense ran for 452 yards on Mississippi State and won 49-34.

The Triple Option Football Academy has written about this game–you can read more right here.

Also, the Down (Belly-G) was run extensively during this game–read more about how Georgia Tech executed this concept right here.

You can watch all of Georgia Tech’s Offensive plays below:

Learn more about the Triple Option Football Academy and Triple Option Football Academy Camps with Dr. Lou Cella, Sports Psychologist right here.

How Georgia Tech Runs the Down (Belly-G) and Did So Almost 20 Times in One Game

The Down (Belly-G) has been a short yardage concept of Navy and Georgia Tech since Paul Johnson arrived at both school.

Navy and Georgia Tech run the Down out of the Heavy Formation.

Learn how Georgia Tech once ran Down almost 20 times in a game right here.

Learn how to install the Triple Option within a 12-step process right here.

Dr. Cella is installing the Army-Navy/Georgia Tech Triple Option Offense all over the United States this summer.  If you want him to install the Triple Option at your school, go here.