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How the Triple Option Offense is Evolving with Army and Navy as We Move Into 2018

Army and Navy’s top three formations in 2017 (combined):

1- Double Flex

2- Heavy

3- Flex Spread

Army and Navy’s top three concepts in 2017 (combined):

1- Zone Option

2- Zone Dive

3- Triple Option

Happy 2018!

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2017 Navy Triple Option Offensive Breakdown versus Virginia in the Military Bowl

Navy- 49 v Virginia- 7 F

Navy Offense Total Plays- 76

72% of Navy’s Offense was the following: Zone Dive- 20; Triple Option- 12; Zone Option- 16; Follow- 7

The other 28% of Navy’s Offense was the following: Triple Pass- 4; Trap- 3;
Rocket- 3; Trap Option- 2; Rocket Boot- 2; Rocket Boot Option; Midline Triple Option; Midline White- 5

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

Army West Point is off to their Best Record in 22 Seasons–Here are the Three Concepts that Drive their Offense

Army West Point 2017 Offense

  • First eight (8) win regular season since 1996.
  • #1 in FBS rushing offense (368 yards/game through 11 games).
  • #1 in FBS 3rd down conversion percentage (53%)
  • #3 in FBS least number of turnovers lost (9 in 11 games).
  • #4 in FBS yards per completion (19).  (Navy is #1 with 24, Georgia Tech is #2 with 22, Air Force is #3 with 19.)
  • #5 in FBS time of possession (34 minutes/game).

 

Triple Option is their offense.

(14% of offense, run 8 times/game).

 

They come back with the Zone Dive after the Quarterback pulls the ball on Triple.

(16% of offense, run 9 times/game).

 

They come back with the Zone Option after the Quarterback gives the ball on Triple.

(12% of offense, run 7 times/game).

 

Other concepts run:

Trap

(6% of offense)

Zone Belly

(6% of offense)

Midline Lead

(5% of offense)

Down

(4% of offense)

Rocket

(3% of offense)

2017 Army West Point Triple Option Breakdown versus North Texas

Army West Point- 49 v North Texas- 52 F

Army West Point Total Plays Run- 71

75% of Army’s Offense was the following: Zone Dive- 18; Quarterback Power- 13; Zone Option- 12; Triple Option- 10

The other 25% of Army’s Offense was the following:
Iso- 2
Sneak- 2
Iso Pass- 1
Rocket Pass- 2
Trap- 5
Midline Triple- 2
Counter Keep- 1
Follow- 1
Trap Option Reverse- 1
Zone Belly- 1

2017 Army West Point Triple Option Breakdown Versus Duke

Army West Point- 21 v. Duke- 16 F

Army West Point Total Offensive Plays- 56

68% of Army’s Offense was the following: Zone Dive- 20; Zone Option- 12; Triple Option- 6

The other 32% of Army’s Offense was the following: Trap- 3; Down- 3; Sneak- 3; Quarterback Power- 2; Quarterback Iso- 2; Trap Option- 1; Power- 1; Rocket Boot Pass- 1; Counter Keep- 1; Midline Lead- 1

2017 Army West Point Triple Option Breakdown Versus Temple

Army West Point- 31 v. Temple- 28 F/OT

Army West Point Offense total plays run- 70

56% of Army West Point’s Offense was the following: Dropback Pass- 12; Zone Dive- 10; Triple Option- 6; Zone Option- 6; Midline Lead- 5

The other 44% of Army West Point’s Offense was the following: Trap- 4; Counter Option- 1; Down- 2; Sneak- 2; Rocket Pass- 2; Triple Pass- 2; Rocket- 2; Iso- 2; Rocket Boot Pass- 1; Stretch- 1; Power- 1; B-Toss Boot Pass- 1; Counter Keep- 1; B-Screen- 1; Midline White- 1; Down Option- 1; Zone Belly Pass- 1; Zone Belly- 4; Quarterback Draw- 1