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

Read How to Simultaneously Constrain the Will Linebacker and the 5-Technique right here.

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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