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How to Simultaneously Constrain the Will Linebacker and the 5-Technique

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2017 Army West Point Triple Option Breakdown versus Navy

Army West Point- 14 v. Navy- 13 F (December 9, 2017)

Army West Point Total Plays Run- 50

68% of Army’s Offense was the following: Zone Option- 11; Zone Dive- 10; Trap- 7; Triple Option- 6

The other 32% of Army’s Offense was the following: Sweep- 4; Quarterback Iso- 4; Down- 2; Counter Trey- 1; Quarterback Sweep; Triple Pass; Sweep Reverse; Sneak- 2

Army Has The Most Wins in a Season Since 1996–Here are Their Top Four Offensive Concepts of 2017

In 2017, Army West Point had their first 10-win season since 1996.

Here are their top four concepts, which made up exactly 50% of their offense:

  1. ZONE DIVE (16% of offense–utilized when the defense forces a pull read on Triple Option)
  2. ZONE OPTION (14% of offense–utilized when the defense forces a give read on Triple Option)
  3. TRIPLE OPTION (13% of offense–this is the offense)
  4. TRAP (7% of offense–utilized when the defense forces a give read on Triple Option and the Backside Linebacker is tackling the B-Back–this is the best misdirection-based counter in Army’s offense)

The NFL Run Study (referenced on this website since the site’s inception) indicates that a play must be run at least four times/game for that play to be statistically effective.  These are the ONLY four concepts that Army ran at least four times/game.

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Army’s Amazing Stats from Yesterday’s Armed Forces Bowl Win Shows the Power of the Triple Option Offense

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.

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Matchup
1st Downs 11 31
3rd down efficiency 2-4 13-18
4th down efficiency 0-0 2-4
Total Yards 280 446
Passing 25 6
Comp-Att 6-10 1-4
Yards per pass 2.5 1.5
Interceptions thrown 1 1
Rushing 255 440
Rushing Attempts 21 87
Yards per rush 12.1 5.1
Penalties 10-82 4-47
Turnovers 2 1
Fumbles lost 1 0
Interceptions thrown 1 1
Possession 14:00 46:00

2017 Army West Point Triple Option Breakdown versus San Diego State in the Armed Forces Bowl

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

2017 Georgia Tech Triple Option Breakdown versus Wake Forest

Georgia Tech- 38 v. Wake Forest- 24

Georgia Tech Offense Total Plays Run- 79

68% of Georgia Tech’s Offense was the following: Triple Option- 20; Zone Dive- 14; Dropback Pass- 8; Follow- 7; Rocket- 5

The other 32% of Georgia Tech’s Offense was the following:

Triple Boot Pass 3
Lead Option 2
Rocket Boot Pass 1
Trap Option 1
Rocket Boot 1
Triple Pass 1
Counter Option 1
Sprint Pass 4
Trap 3
B-Screen 2
Counter Keep 3
Outside Veer Give 1
Sneak 1
Triple Reverse 1

Notes: Zone Dive and Follow are Georgia Tech’s answers when they are forced to pull the ball on Triple Option.  Rocket is Georgia Tech’s primary answer when they are forced to give the ball on Triple Option… Trap is a secondary answer when they are forced to give the ball on Triple.

Georgia Tech’s Top Five Concepts Through October 14, 2017

In 2017, Triple Option has been run more than any other concept by a 2-to-1 ratio.  The other four top concepts have been utilized 25-36 times.

  1. TRIPLE OPTION has been run 72 times.
  2. ZONE DIVE has been run 36 times.  This concept is utilized when the defense forces a pull read on Triple.
  3. FOLLOW has been run 30 times.  This concept is utilized when the defense forces a pull read on Triple and in Short Yardage/Goal-line situations.
  4. ROCKET has been run 28 times.  This concept is utilized when the defense forces a give read on Triple and in Short Yardage/Goal-line situations.
  5. TRAP has been run 25 times.  This concept is utilized when the defense forces a give read on Triple and as a Counter.

2017 Army West Point Triple Option Breakdown Versus Eastern Michigan

Army West Point- 28 v. Eastern Michigan- 27 F

Army West Point total plays run: 65

62% of Army West Point’s Offense was the following: Triple Option- 11; Zone Dive- 11; Trap- 6; Zone Option- 6; Iso- 6

The other 38% of Army West Point’s Offense was the following: Quarterback Draw- 1; Down- 3; Counterkeep- 2; Midline Lead- 4; Follow- 2; Counter Option- 1; Belly Option- 1; Stretch- 3; Triple Pass- 3; Dropback Pass- 1; Iso Keep- 1; Zone Belly- 2; B-Toss- 1

Executing the Trap

The Trap is utilized for the following two reasons: 1- As a constraint when the defense forces a give read (constrains the Backside Linebacker) and 2- If you run Counter Option and the 5-technique runs up the field.

This article shows you how to execute the trap, which has been greatly utilized by Georgia Tech, Army, and Navy in 2017.

2017 Army West Point Triple Option Breakdown versus Tulane

Army West Point- 17 v. Tulane- 21 F

Army West Point Total Offensive Plays- 75

69% of Army West Point’s Offense was the following: Zone Dive- 15; Triple Option- 13; Trap- 9; Zone Belly- 8; Zone Option- 7

The other 31% of Army West Point’s Offense was the following: Dropback Pass- 4; Iso- 3; Down (Belly-G)- 3; Midline Triple Option- 2; Triple Pass- 2; Power- 2; Counter Option- 2; Counter Speed- 1; Rocket- 1; Sneak- 1; B-Toss- 1; Zone Option Pass- 1

2017 Georgia Tech Triple Option Breakdown versus North Carolina

Georgia Tech- 33 v. North Carolina- 7 F

Georgia Tech Total Offensive Plays- 76

45% of Georgia Tech’s Offense was the following: Triple Option- 15; Zone Dive- 10; Trap- 9

The other 55% of Georgia Tech’s Offense was the following: Sprint Pass- 8; Dropback Pass- 7; Follow- 5; Rocket- 4; Counter Option- 3; Counter Keep- 3; Triple Pass- 2; Triple Boot Pass- 2; Midline Lead- 2; Rocket Pass- 1; Counter Speed- 1; B-Toss- 1; Trap Option- 1; Quarterback Draw- 1; Midline Twirl- 1

2017 Army West Point Triple Option Breakdown vs. Ohio State

Army West Point- 7 vs. Ohio State- 38 F

Army West Point Total Offensive Plays- 66

52% of Army West Point’s Offense were the following five concepts: Zone Dive- 10; Midline Lead- 8; Zone Option- 8; Triple Option- 4; Trap- 4

The 0ther 48% of the offense was the following: B-Toss- 3; Rocket- 3; Midline White- 3; Zone Belly- 2; Trap Option- 2; Midline Triple Option- 2; Belly Option- 2; Dropback Pass- 2; Rocket Pass- 2; Counter Keep- 2; Trap Option Pass- 2; Down (Belly-G)- 2; B-Toss Boot Pass- 1; Follow- 1; QB Draw (Eagle)- 1; Counter Option- 1; Stretch Pass- 1

Army West Point’s Top Five Concepts Through Week 2 of 2017

Army West Point has run 119 plays through their first two games of 2017.  Here’s the top five concepts from those two games:

Zone Belly was run 21 times.  They have run this concept with some formation-based variations.

Triple Option was run 17 times.

Midline Lead was run 12 times.  

Rocket and Zone Option were run 9 times each.


Compare and Contrast

Georgia Tech’s top five concepts through the first two weeks are the following: 1- Triple Option; 2- Rocket; 3- Follow; 4- Belly Option; 5- Trap.

Navy’s top five concepts through the first two weeks are the following: 1- Midline Triple Option; 2- Zone Option; 3- Triple Pass; 4- Triple Option; 5- Follow.

 

Georgia Tech’s Top Five Concepts Through Week 2 of 2017

Georgia Tech has run 150 offensive plays in their first two games.

Triple Option has been run 21 times.  This is currently 14% of the Georgia Tech offense.

Rocket has been run 14 times.  Tech ran Rocket seven times versus Tennessee and seven times versus Jacksonville State.

Follow has been run 17 times.  Tech ran Follow 12 times versus Tennessee and five times versus Jacksonville State.

Belly Option has been run 12 times, and was only run versus Tennessee.

Trap has been run 11 times.  Tech ran Trap six times versus Tennessee and five times versus Jacksonville State.  This concept has been increasingly utilized by all three FBS Triple Option schools through the first two weeks of 2017.

 

2017 Georgia Tech Triple Option Breakdown vs. Jacksonville State

Georgia Tech- 37 v. Jacksonville State- 10 F

Georgia Tech Offense Total Plays- 55

67% (2/3) of the Georgia Tech Offense is the following: Triple Option– 15; Rocket– 7; Follow– 5; Trap– 5; Sprint Pass– 5


Other Plays Run are the following: Dropback Pass- 4; Counter Speed- 3; Outside Veer Give- 2; Triple Pass- 2; Sprint Draw (Eagle)- 1; Counter Option- 1; Sneak- 1; Triple Boot Pass- 1; Rocket Pass- 1; Rocket Boot Pass- 1; Zone Dive- 1

Game highlights can be found right here.

2017 Navy Triple Option Breakdown vs. Tulane–Full Game

Navy 23 v. Tulane 21

Total Plays Run- 62

Zone Option- 9 (15% of offense)

Triple Pass- 8 (13% of offense)

Triple Option- 7 (11% of offense)

Midline Triple- 5 (8% of offense)

Midline White- 4 (6% of offense)

Trap- 4 (6% of offense)

Follow- 4 (6% of offense)

Zone Dive- 4 (6% of offense)

 

 

Other Plays Run

Zone Option Block- 3

Sprint Pass- 2

B-Toss Pass- 2

B-Toss- 1

B-Toss Reverse- 1

B-Screen- 1

Counter Speed- 1

Midline Lead- 1

Rocket Boot Pass- 1

Rocket- 1

Hitch- 1

Down (Belly-G) Pass- 1

Rocket Option- 1

 

Quick Facts

 

53% of Navy’s Offense was Zone Option, Triple Pass, Triple Option, Midline Triple (Zoom), and Midline White.

2017 Navy Triple Option Breakdown vs. Tulane–First Half

Navy v Tulane–First Half (2017)

Total Plays Run- 33

Triple Pass- 6 (18% of offense)

Midline White- 4 (12% of offense)

Trap- 4 (12% of offense)

Zone Option- 4 (12% of offense)

Midline Triple- 4 (12% of offense)

 

Other Plays Run

Triple Option- 2

Spring Pass- 2

Follow- 2

Rocket Boot Pass- 1

Rocket- 1

Hitch- 1

Zone Dive- 1

 

Quick Facts

2/3 of Navy’s First Half Offense was Triple Pass, Midline White, Trap, Zone Option, and Midline Triple Option.

The second half will be posted later.

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.

2017 Georgia Tech Triple Option Breakdown vs. Tennessee–First Half

Georgia Tech was leading 14-7 at Half.

Plays Run- 43

Follow- 6 (14% of offense)

Trap- 5 (11% of offense)

Rocket- 4 (9% of offense)

Zone Dive- 4 (9% of offense)

Other Plays Run

Triple- 3; Down (Belly-G)- 3; Midline Lead- 3; Dropback Pass- 3; Counter Option- 2; Sneak- 2; Rocket Pass- 2; QB Draw (Eagle)- 1; Sprint Draw (Eagle)- 1; Sprint Pass- 1; Trap Option- 1; Speed- 1;  Counter Keep- 1

Fast Fact: 65% of Georgia Tech’s Offense is Follow, Trap, Rocket, Zone Dive, Triple, Down, and Midline Lead.

Full game breakdown is upcoming…

2016 Army West Point Triple Option Offense Breakdown versus North Texas (Heart of Dallas Bowl)

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

2016 Army West Point Triple Option Offense Breakdown versus North Texas (Heart of Dallas Bowl)–First Half

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).