Army won 42-35 yesterday over San Diego State in the Armed Forces Bowl.
- The Black Knights had the ball for 46 of the 60 minutes.
- They had 31 1st downs.
- 72% of the time on third down, Army got a first down. This is by far the best in the FBS.
- Army had 440 yards rushing.
- Finally–San Diego State scored 35 points in 14 minutes and still lost the football game.
- Army achieved their first 10-win season since 1996.
Merry Christmas and God bless!
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Army West Point- 42 v San Diego State- 35 F
Army West Point Total Plays Run- 83
83% of Army’s Offense was the following: Zone Option- 25; Zone Dive- 16; Trap- 12; Down- 10; Rocket- 6
The other 17% of Army’s Offense was the following:
Zone Belly- 1; Midline Lead- 2; Triple Pass- 2; Sneak- 2; Counter Keep- 1; Belly Option- 1; Rocket Pass- 1; Midline Triple- 1; Triple Option- 1; Reverse Pass- 1; Rocket Boot Pass- 1
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.
Ahmad Bradshaw rushed for two touchdowns and gained 128 of his 177 yards in the first half as Army crushed Fordham 64-6 in the opener for both teams Friday night (9/1/17).
- 3/4 of Army’s Offense was Zone Belly, Belly Option, Triple Option, Midline Lead, Rocket, Zone Option, and Heavy Down (Belly-G).
- 40% of Army’s Offense was a Belly Variation (Zone Belly, Belly Option, Down).
- Army did not complete one pass the entire game, and Army average 11 yards/run on 47 attempts.
You’re going to want to take notes as Dr. Cella goes through the five situations you must practice when running the Triple Option Offense. Dr. Cella transparently states the concepts for each of the five situations in this podcast.
However, an ongoing issue is running Zone Option versus a 3-technique. All the college programs that run Zone Option have had issues with running Zone Option to a 3-technique. Therefore, if the defense aligns with an A and a B-gap defender, Check from Zone Option to Toss.
If the defense aligns with a 3-technique and a Backside action key, check from Zone Option to Midline Lead.
Step 1- If you don’t get four yards on Triple, call Zone Option.
Step 2- Zone Option is run unless there is a 3-technique and an A-gap defender (o/playside 1)–if so, check from Zone Option to Toss.
Step 3- Zone Option is run unless there is a 3-technique and a Backside Action Key–if so, check from Zone Option to Midline Lead.
Now, you have a singular, built-in constraint when the defense forces you to give the ball and you don’t get four yards on Triple Option. You come back the next play and check to the best concept.
There are certain aspects of the Triple Option Offense that must be focused; however, the aspects are not as many as one would think.
At Dr. Cella’s 2016 Triple Option Football Academy Camps, every, single client preferred running ____________ instead of _____________.
This article discusses exactly which concept this is, how to run this concept, and why you run this concept.
Navy’s Offensive Coordinator, Ivin Jasper has answers to all the problems that can occur within the Triple Option Offense.
When Navy is forced to give the ball and they don’t get four yards on the give, Coach Jasper has answers to take advantage of the defense.
Army West Point Offense (38) v. North Texas (31)
Total Plays- 78
Triple Option- 17/78 (22% of offense)
Zone Dive- 13/78 (17% of offense)
Zone Belly- 10/78 (13% of offense)
Zoom (Midline Triple Option)- 8/78 (10% of offense)
Zone Option- 7/78 (9% of offense)
Follow- 5/78 (6% of offense)
Other Concepts: Trap- 2; Cowboy- 2; Outside Veer Give- 2; A-Reverse- 1; Zone Belly Pass- 1; Down- 2; Rocket- 3; Rocket Pass- 2; Midline White- 2; A-Reverse Pass- 1
Notes: 77% of Army’s Offense was Triple Option, Zone Dive, Zone Belly, Zoom (Midline Triple Option), Zone Option, and Follow
Army’s Offense (24) versus North Texas (21)
Total Plays- 39
Triple Option- 9/39 (23% of offense)
Zone Dive (all variations)- 8/39 (21% of offense)
Zone Belly- 5/39 (13% of offense)
Zoom (Midline Triple Option)- 4/39 (10% of offense)
Other concepts: Trap- 2, Cowboy- 1, Outside Veer Give- 1, A-Reverse- 1, Zone Belly Pass- 1, Down- 1, Follow- 2, Zone Option- 3, Rocket- 1
Notes: 2/3 of Army West Point’s First Half Offense was Triple Option, Zone Dive, Zone Belly, and Zoom (Midline Triple Option).
In any level of Triple Option Football, when the defense forces the Triple Option Offense to give the ball and the offense cannot get four yards, the offense must get the ball outside.
Rocket Toss is one of the ways to do this, and can be masterfully done in eight-man football.
The Quarterback must pitch the ball one yard outside the Playside End. This is because the Playside End is veering outside of #1 and has the Mike to the Free Safety. By veering outside, the Playside End keeps #1 in the B-gap and the Playside End cannot make the play on the Toss. The Playside Guard has the alley defender while the Center and Backside Scoop.
The cadence is Down-Ready-Sethut with the ball snapped on the “S” of sethut. On the “R” in ready, the A-Back hammer steps, drives to five yards depth, and stays on that five yard highway until he catches the pitch. Once he catches the pitch, the A-Back hits the seam, and scores. If the A-Back needs to leave earlier than the “R” in ready to do this, he can certainly do so.
Utilize this concept when you run Triple Option and do not get four yards on the give to the B-Back. This applies in 8-man, 9-man, and 11-man football.
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The following is how to teach footwork for Quarterbacks on Triple Option, Triple Pass, Zone Option, and Toss (Rocket and B-Back):
In this six-minute podcast episode, Dr. Cella discusses modern-day blocking of the Rocket and B-Back Toss. The Rocket and B-Back Toss is run when the Triple Option is executed for a gain of <4 yards on a give to the B-Back. When the defense forces the Triple Option inside, the offense must get the ball to the outside. The Rocket and B-Back Toss gets the ball wide and to the outside. This puts pressure on the defense to play the Triple Option differently, or get gashed by the Rocket and B-Back Toss. Rocket and B-Back Toss blocking is provided for all five Offensive Line positions by Dr. Cella.
Paul Johnson is right.
If the defense aligns with an A-gap defender (1, 2i) and a B-gap defender (3, 4i) on the same side–run Rocket to that side.
The defense does not have enough perimeter help to stop the Rocket… and this is equivalent to an Playside Linebacker blitz.
Here is an example.