I spent yesterday, like most football diehards, watching the 2 College Football Playoff games.
In each game I noticed a package play… a RB swing screen to the wide side of the field, packaged with a QB GT Counter to the short side of the field. Below I will breakdown how Alabama and Oklahoma each ran this play for explosive first downs.
The design of the play is to have 3 lead blockers on the perimeter for your RB swing to block the Corner, Sam LB, and Safety. Bama ran there’s from a 20 personnel set with my favorite RB in the world Najee Harris, and Josh Jacobs in the backfield. Oklahoma ran theres from a spread trips formation.
The perimeter players block the screen, and the OL blocks the counter for the QB. The QB reads the Swing side DE… if he squeezes/chases the pulling tackle throw the swing. If he attacks the RB, tuck it and run following the pullers.
The backfield action attacking out wide, with the OL blocking counter the other way really stresses the defense and truly cuts them in half. The box players have to respect the counter, the perimeter players have to respect the Swing screen.
In the Bama clip they’re able to hit the RB swing for an explosive 22 yard play.
In the Oklahoma Clip Baker Mayfield keeps the ball and runs for an explosive 22 yard run.
As Monday’s National Championship game draws near, I decided to break down the offense of what has become one of my favorite teams… Alabama.
Yes Kiffin is out and Sark is in, but I do not expect a ton to change offensively. Coach Sark has been on staff all year and as an analyst I’m sure has had his hand in the game planning process each week.
The offense had some struggles in their playoff game against Washington but I wanted to take a look at the plays that worked well for them against UW and what I think they will use against Clemson in the National Championship.
Below I took a look at several concepts that worked last week and that THEY NEED to work well Monday in order to win.
QB Run Game:
UW did a great job defending the QB sweeps that Bama runs, but Freshman QB Jalen Hurts was much more successful running the ball on some of their read based QB runs.
RB attacks wide, the DE is left unblocked and the QB reads him.
Bama runs several End read schemes. They will threaten him with a toss or a sweep path by RB (both with power blocking for the OL). Look for the Toss Read and the Power Read to be key concepts for BOTH offenses in the Natty.
Another play Bama uses is the inverted veer or “Bash” concept as some call it.
The OL will block Inside Zone (IZ) leaving the backside DE unblocked. The Rb runs a wide sweep path toward the DE as the QB shuffles reading him. If the DE squeezes he gives the ball to the RB around the edge. If the DE widens with the Rb, the Qb keeps the ball and runs inside.
Bama will often use an H back to “slice” across the formation and block the backside DE. One wrinkle off of this is the “BLUFF” tag. The H back will now bypass the DE, running around him to block the force player. This gets the QB an extra blocker outside if the DE crashes and he pulls the ball on the zone read.
Zone Run Game:
Bunch Zone Dive:
I think Coach Sark is going to POUND THE BALL. Bama can do this in many ways but one particular way to look out for is via the bunch formation. Bama had several successful runs against UW running a zone dive toward a Bunch Set. OL looks to be using Zone principles to the right. In the Bunch the WR blocks the corner and the TE looks to base the defender over him. As the H back zones right with the Left Tackle (looking to climb if DE pinches inside big Cam Robinson) this creates a natural crease between the LT and the bunched TE. With the rest of the OL zone blocking, it gives the back options to run to daylight.
While I believe Coach Sark will pound the ball with Hurts and the stable of backs, they will need Hurts to step up and make some plays with his arm to win back to back titles.
Play Action to OJ Howard:
OJ Howard had his coming out party against Clemson in last year’s Natty catching 5 passes for 208 yards and 2 TDs. He will be a valuable play action weapon for Hurts in this game.
Play Action Wheel:
One way Bama has gotten hurts the ball is running him on wheels/vertical routes to the boundary. The play starts off looking like Power Read. Howard is a great blocker on the perimeter so the defense has to respect the run look. As the WR releases inside and gets vertical, it clears out space for Howard to settle in the hole.
Another concept I look for Bama to use is the Sprint Out Pass. With an athletic, young QB like Hurts one of the easiest ways to get a completion is to sprint him out to his right. It cuts the field in half for him, he is moving toward his target and in some ways a sprint out simplifies things for him. He can roll out, read 1 defender and fire the ball in there. Sprinting him out also puts stress on the defense to keep him contained because his legs are still his most dangerous weapon and he can take off if everyone is covered.
Here are 2 Sprint Outs Bama hit vs UW.
The second one got called back as a Bama WR covered up his teammate, but look for Bama to use the Sprint out against Clemson.
I look forward to the National Championship because they gave us such a great game last year. Both teams are full of NFL talent. I look forward to seeing how Coach Sark runs the offense and I am sure we will see these concepts in the game Monday Night.
The Power Read Concept took the football world by storm a few years ago. The new version of this play is to Toss the RB the ball rather than sweep mesh, to get him outside faster.
I first saw the play last year from a High School Coach and then saw several college use it during the 2015 Bowl Season.
I wrote about North Carolina using it last year here.
The idea is simple… OL blocks Power playside. The Rb aligns playside and runs a toss. The Qb catches the snap, shuffles towards the back, reading the DE. If the DE squeezes or attacks him, toss the ball to the RB now. If the DE widens to play the RB, keep the ball and run inside.
This is a great way to get the ball on the edge against talented DEs. It is difficult to reach a great DE to get the RB the edge, but by blocking down with the OT and getting the DE to squeeze that, you can toss it outside and use what he is taught to do against him.
This play became a big part of the Clemson offense in 2016 and they really hurt Ohio State in their playoff game with the QB Counter off of that action.
Use what the DE is taught against him and out leverage him at the snap for squeezing down blocks
Deshaun Watson killed Ohio State in this game with the GH Counter (Guard and H back ) off of toss action.
The next play to look at in this series is play action pass. Now I will be honest, this play is somewhere in between quick toss and QB power in terms of run action… The Rb path is definitely more vertical than on the toss but it is similar enough that I included it here. Although incomplete, this is another way to stress the defense. RB attacks wide outside of the OT and gets vertical down the middle of the field. A more accurate pass away from the safety and this is a 1st down completion.
Combining Jet And Toss:
Clemson is known for combining their Jet and Toss into one play. I do not know if the play is called or read but here are 2 ways they did it in the game. The first from under center with an unbalanced Jet look, with quick toss going opposite.
This other look was not as successful but you will see them going Jet one way, with quick toss the other. The OL blocks power toward the toss, away form the Jet.
I have been watching a good amount of Pitt’s 2016 film lately. They did several interesting things under OC Matt Canada (who just got the LSU OC job).
To me, the most interesting thing they do is the way they package Jet Sweep with their Inside Zone (IZ) run game. It is unique to me in that they are executed the EXACT same.
Pitt runs the Jet going one direction, with the IZ going the other way. From looking at several clips of this it appears that Part of the team is blocking IZ, while others are blocking for the Jet.
For example, imagine Jet going Right, with IZ (and the Rb) going left.
Everyone from the RT position over toward the left, will be blocking IZ Left.
Everyone from the Right TE position and/or H back Position will be blocking for the Jet .
Notice I said “position” to describe each spot. That is because Pitt does a lot of unbalanced formations, and often a tackle will be over next to the other tackle, and end up as the 3rd man to that side, or “the TE position”. His follows the rules as if he was a TE.
Below are some diagrams to describe what I am talking about.
The beauty of doing it this way, gives the defense NOTHING they can key on and read to get all of their hats to the football. There is nothing tipping the offense’s hand. Box players have to play/respect the IZ. DBs/Force players have to respect the Jet. DE’s get caught in between, seeing TE/H Backs run one way and OL go the other way, unsure of who has the ball, and still having some responsibility for QB boot if the Jet and IZ were both faked.
Below I will go through some clips of this concept. You will see it really divides the defense as players have to honor their responsibilities and it isolates defenders, forcing them to try to make open field tackles.
My favorite thing about this play series, is that it completely cuts the defense in half. In the 3 clips above you see defenders being fooled by where the ball is and it reduces the ability of the defense to pursue the ball. I think it also makes the Jet Sweep a more viable option than just “hope it gets the edge”. Because the LBs have to honor the Inside Zone action, it removes them from being inside out flow players on the Jet. Even if the defense is able to force the Jet to cut it up, there aren’t LBs sitting there to blow it up… they are trying to tackle the RB on the other side of the field.
Great concept from Pitt, and I look forward to seeing LSU run it next season. I am curious to see the challenge it presents to those NFL SEC defenses.
The Power Read Concept is nothing new in football. It has taken many college and HS offenses by storm since Cam Newton and Auburn made it famous in their National Title run 6 seasons ago. A good chunk of his rushing yards on the way to his Heisman trophy came from the power read concept.
Traditional Power Read involves some constants… the OL will block POWER. The playside will block down or double, the backside guard will pull playside and insert onto the playside LB, and the backside tackle will check B gap to hinge on the DE.
The RB will run a sweep as the QB reads the defensive end to that side. If he squeezes the QB gives it to the RB to run the sweep outside, if he comes upfield or out, the QB pulls the ball and follow the guard inside off tackle.
This is option football with the RB sweep being the outside threat and the QB pull being the “Dive Phase”.
It looks like this
Pittsburgh worked a different version of this play as one of their main concepts in 2016. Rather than run the QB as the Dive Phase, they used an H back/TE on a shovel pass to replace the usual QB run. The benefit of this is it allows you to run the concept without having to run your QB. This is beneficial for a team who either does not have an athletic QB or who wants to limit the contact that QB takes throughout the season.
Another great thing that the former Pittsburgh OC Matt Canada (Recently hired at LSU) is known for is his use of formations, shifts, and motions. In some of these clips you will see he gets to this play from a variety of looks.
Even within the core concept of power read, with a shovel built in as the dive, or inside run, he gets into multiple looks with how the ball threatens the perimeter.
Power Read with Shovel:
Power Read with shovel: Giving Sweep
Multiple shifts/motion with Power read shovel:
Below is an End Zone Shot of the play, so you can see what the QB and OL see. After starting in empty, RB Connor comes in Jet motion to be the sweep phase and the h back does his usual shovel. When the DE comes upfield attacking the Jet/RB, the Qb shovels it underneath for their first TD of the game
Speed Option with Shovel:
Sprint Pass paired with Power Read Shovel:
Here is a clip from earlier in the game where Pitt came out with the same look, but the DE flew upfield allowing the QB to shovel it underneath to the TE.
Play Action Deep Shot:
Here, off the same Speed Option Power Shovel Look
Pitt takes a shot down the sideline to the RB running a vertical route from the backfield for a huge TD
2 of the most common phrases in coaching are “get the ball to your playmaker” and “put athletes in space”.
One drawback against “the spread” offense is is easy to get the RB touches, but it can be difficult to get a WR touches. In 2015, Ohio State took their former dynamic QB, Braxton Miller and transitioned him to being a WR. He did so many great things with the ball in his hands at QB that Ohio State had to make sure they continued to feed him the ball in his new position. We as coaches often find ourselves with a “tweener” or a shifty WR that we just need to get the ball to any way we can.
Below I will explain several of the things Ohio State did to get their human highlight reel the football.
Officially Braxton was a slot or “H” receiver. Below are a few clips of him showing his speed, quickness, and hands to catch the ball down the field.
They already had a dynamic RB in Ezekiel Elliot, but using Braxton in the backfield gave them another lightning quick runner. OSU would both align Braxton in the backfield pre snap, as well as motion him into the backfield just before the snap. Here is a clip of them motioning him into the backfield to run counter from a splitback set.
Aligning him in the backfield became a great way to throw the ball to him as well. Aligning him in the backfield has 2 big advantages, it can match him up vs slower LBs, and it is easier for defenders to lose routes (not see them) if they come from the backfield. Here are 2 examples of him taking short, high percentage passes for good gains.
The popular term for this would be “WildCat”. Put your best athlete at QB, let him run around and make plays. Ohio state used both designed QB runs and option style runs with Braxton.
For option runs they used the “inverted veer” and “speed option” schemes. Braxton was familiar with these schemes from his 3 years playing QB and it added another wrinkle for the defense to defend.
OSU used a variety of designed QB runs and backfield actions but one of the most common OL schemes was COUNTER. (I have written about Counter here, here, and here.
One last way to “feed the beast’ was to use Jet motion to get him touches and get him on the edge of the defense. Ohio state used 2 schemes with their Jet to get Braxton to the edge. The first was to full reach or outside zone the Jet. The other was to cross block with the OT and OG. The down block from the OT was used to make the DE squeeze slightly and allow the guard to pull and try to run around him. Against a disciplined DE, this can be an easier way of getting the edge than fighting to reach him. Also, notice they use the touch pass to execute the Jet, rather than hand it off.
Stanford is one of the best in the country at utilizing the Pin and Pull Scheme (PNP). PNP is a style of outside zone that gives some offensive linemen better angles to achieve their blocks. Rather than rely on a full zone or reach scheme, PNP uses a combination of PIN or down blocks, and pulls.
The TE is they key to a successful PNP scheme. The TE will typically work to seal the edge by reaching a DE. If he is unable to hook the DE he will flip him outside and try to expand the C gap for the pullers and Rb to turn up inside.
Against a C gap defender or 7 tech as many call it (often in an odd front) the TE can either pin him and rely on a puller to block whoever has walked up on the edge (D gap) or he can make a call for the OT and him to both reach playside.
There can be some variation in how the TE/PST choose to block this. A personnel or gameplanning decision will often dictate how they want to block the edge for the week. A team can also use blocking tags to tell the TE/PST when to follow the PIN or PULL rule, and when he and the OT should reach it.
Another variation is with the backside guard. Sometimes Stanford chooses to pull him playside as well, and use the backside tackle to cut any backside interior DT. My guess is they pull him when they think they can do it without risking a big loss and against the better DTs choose to zone it to avoid a big hole opening for a dominant DT to penetrate through and blow up the play int he backfield.
This scheme can use anywhere from 1 to 3 pullers from the OL working playside. They need to have vision like a good Rb as they aim to work around the block of the playside TE. A general coaching point would be to “follow his butt”. This means that as each OL pulls playside, he is looking to work off of the butt of the OL in front of him.
So as one OL pulls, if he sees TE’s butt getting around the edge, he follows it outside and works to either kick OUT a force player or lead UP. If he sees the TE’s butt facing him, the TE has had to kick out the DE, and he must turn up inside of this block. The next puller(s) are chasing/reading the butt of the puller in front of him. If he kicks out force, the butt will be facing them and they should turn up. If the butt gets square and is working around, they should follow it outside.
Stanford often ends up with a wall of bodies leading through the alley for Christian McCaffrey. It helps having a back with great vision as he can find holes that open up in the defense as they are stressed horizontally but teaching the OL to have great vision is critical to the play’s success.
I run a similar concept at my school and the general rule for all pullers in space is OUT, UP, IN. Their eyes/hips/feet should be following this general progression. First puller would likely be getting a kick out on force or leading up on a LB/SS. The next puller would be reading the butt and leading UP or IN based off of his block. I tell our pullers on this play they get to be a RB and find the holes.
The backside OT and OG will scoop/reach their playside gaps while the general rule for the frontside OL is to PIN or PULL. Pin a defender if they have one to their inside gap, or pull playside to lead the play.
Below is a basic example of what PNP would look like against a 4 man front. The backside zones. The RT down blocks. The TE reaches the DE. The RG and C pull.
Diagram 1: Pin and Pull vs 4 man front
Here is an example against an odd front. Here the TE will pin the DE/7 tech and the OT will pull to the walked up OLB.
Diagram 2: Pin and Pull vs 5 man front
In this variation the TE and OT will work to reach the DE and OLB while the rest of the OL follows their PNP rules.
Diagram 3: Pin and Pull vs 5 man front with OT/TE REACH
Below are video breakdowns of several of Stanford’s PNP runs from this season. These video breakdowns show some great examples of both the most basic PNP rule following scheme (first video), to their variations in the scheme (other videos).
One of my favorite offenses to watch is Stanford. I admire how they pound the ball from various personnel groups and formations, and are able to get big plays in the play action game.
Below I will break down a few of the different play action concepts Stanford uses with unyielding success.
Power Pass – Basic concept used by most teams in the country. Stanford does this often to a Nub side, forcing the defense to condense down and defend a run heavy formation. This play aims to capitalize on a corner or safety getting over aggressive in the run game, and allowing the TE or back to get behind them. They bring the lone WR on a short motion, to make his drag route get across the formation quicker. One interesting thing Stanford does is to release the RB on the flat route and leave the FB in to block. Many teams slip the FB out and have the RB block on power pass. The OL slides away from the play and the FB blocks the playside edge. The RB fakes off tackle and attacks the front pylon of the end zone.
In the clip below I break down a game clip of this play.
2. FB Wheel – From another run heavy formation, Stanford fakes to the RB and the QB sets up in the pocket. The lone WR and playside TE attack vertically down the numbers and seam, this pulls the deep coverage with them. The FB widens at the snap and runs a wheel route. His route ends up following the vertical routes and he is able to settle in a wide open space cleared out by the vertical routes. The backside TE works the middle of the field to get open as a check down option for the QB
In the clip below I break down a game clip of this play.
3. 3 verticals Switch – From a heavy personnel set, Stanford uses the 2 TEs to widen the safeties and open up the middle of the field. The boundary TE widens on a vertical route. The field TE widens with his release and runs a corner route to occupy the safety over him. The Wing (on the wideside) works vertically with some width, and crosses underneath the TE’s corner route. This “Switch” or criss crossing gets him wide open
In the clip below I break down a game clip of this play.
4. Wheel – In this concept Stanford fakes a perimeter run, in this case their Rb quick toss (with power influence blocking) . By stacking the WRs by formation, they are able to cross their route stems. The outside WR pushes vertically and settles inside. The slot works wide like he is attacking the corner to block him, and then turns it into a wheel route.
In the clip below I break down a game clip of this play.
5. RB Wheel – From a 2 back (splitback) set, Stanford shows inverted veer, or power read in the backfield. The blocking scheme sets this play up. They would often have the single WR crack the LB, and put the playside RB (in this case Christian McCaffrey) on the CB. On this play action, C-Mac is actually running a wheel as the corner follows the #1 WR inside, and the safety flies up to aggressively force the run.
In the clip below I break down a game clip of this play.
Conclusion: Stanford is able to protect their best run concepts by having answers in the play action game. The play action pass concepts Stanford uses look just like their top run concepts, and are designed to attack specific defenders who are being overly aggressive, and vacating their pass coverage responsibilities in order to make plays in the run game. Stanford’s play action game is efficient, and is a balanced mix of quick hitting routes, vertical routes, and wheel routes. From the examples above it is clear that the wheel route in various fashions is a main concept in their offense and provides big play potential. In the clips above Stanford was able to get big plays on wheel routes to a slot, a FB, and a RB.
While going through the film for the large Baylor O Write up I did here I saw North Carolina running something that caught my eye. They used a quick toss to the RB from the shotgun to try to get outside. Now this was nothing new, I have been doing this from gun for years… it gave us a “same side” RB alignment play and we tried getting to the edge. The problem is, we would always outside zone/reach block it… The better DEs would string it out, we couldn’t get around them, and we wouldn’t gain much. North Carolina DID NOT reach it, they used the defense’s technique against them. They blocked the play using “Power” blocking rules. The play side Down Blocks, and they pull the Backside Guard up inside to LB.
This had a tremendous effect on the Baylor DEs. They had to respect the tackle’s down block, and they were taught to squeeze everything down and wrong arm the guard. Rather than fighting him and trying to reach, they use his own technique against him. The tackle steps down, the DE squeezes him, thus giving up the edge and you are able to get outside of him.
Here is a diagram of the play
I highlighted the DE with a large circle to indicate that he can be read. In the clips below you will see the UNC QB taking a quick shuffle step and tossing it out there. My personal hypothesis is that it was a pre determined play, UNC knew Baylor would squeeze the down block and they would get the edge immediately. It is very possible (I have talked to several HS coaches who do this successfully) as a true read play. This is just a variation on the Inverted Veer or the speed option. The action would be somewhat like speed option, but the blocking is with a standard power scheme (what most use for inverted veer).
Play Action Pass
Baylor ran a play action off of the Toss backfield look. It appears the QB wanted to go deep, and had nothing open so he threw it down to a backside route. Although the play didn’t gain any yards, watch the effect it had on the OLB and the MLB. You will see them take off initially to attack the toss. They definitely opened up space to throw the ball behind or between them.
Toss Play Action
I love the simplicity of this play. You can make it a predetermined call if you know from film/scouting that a DE is disciplined and will squeeze every time. If you are not going up against someone who is more disciplined, or you want to be able to get the QB involved in the run game more, making it a true option read might be better. I just love how easy the RB is able ot get out of the box. There is no fighting to reach a DE, there is no turning him out. He just goes away from the play because he wants to do what he has been coached to do all week, in this case “block down – step down”. Like I mentioned in the video, the most critical component to the success of the play is the WRs’ ability to block in space. North Carolina’s successful toss plays came when their WRs were able to occupy those playside threats.
One of the big stories of College Bowl Season was the dominating performance by the Baylor Bears ground game against North Carolina. Baylor famously played the entire game without a true QB (due to injuries). They used a collection of different RBs and WRs taking direct snaps in route to the most dominating ground performance in Bowl game history.
The major components of the Baylor ground attack were Inside Zone (IZ), Iso/Lead, Counter, 1 Back Power, Dart, and Jet. The majority of this post is going to focus on their “Dart” Scheme.
Dart combines elements of a man scheme and a gap scheme. The playside is blocked similar to “1 back power” but the backside tackle pulls to wrap through the first open hole playside. By pulling the tackle rather than the guard, it allows the OL to use the C and backside guard (BSG) to combo up to Will LB. The backside End is left alone. The play is designed to work against a 6 man box and UNC gave Baylor favorable box numbers all game long (5 and 6 man boxes).
Below are two diagrams of the play. Note that the playside guard will either down block the 1 tech, or base block the 3 tech out… it just depends on the alignment of the DT on his side.
Against a 3 man front the guard would combo with the nose. It would be tough to play a 5 man front against a spread offense but if it happened you would need to man up with the playside OL and still pull BST through the first open gap he can up to playside LB.
Baylor ran this concept with the RB and QB (wildcat guy) over a dozen times. Below I will breakdown several of the variations they used. These are just a few examples of the many times they ran Dart. What I love is the little variations/wrinkles they threw in, but the play stays the same for the OL up front.
Dart 2 (with H back motion out)
Dart 3 (with a TE backside) Here is an example against a 5-2 look. By having the TE run up the seam it occupies the DE briefly, and the LB carries here vertically which takes him completely out of the play.
Dart 4 (from empty)
Dart 5 (TE backside again)
Dart 6 & 7 (Ran it back to back plays with tempo)
Dart 8 (H back motion across to empty) includes skyCam angle
Baylor also ran a QB counter scheme that timed up similar to a draw. In this scheme they would use the BSG to kick or log the DE like usual but would hinge backside with the BST. Their 2nd puller, or “wrapper” was the RB.
In all 3 of the examples below you will see the play side DE squeeze the down block and wrong arm the guard. This forces the BSG to log him and seal him inside. This is a clear read for the RB to get around him to pick up the LB. The QB now just needs to give the RB enough time to get ahead of him, and cut off of the block the RB makes on the LB.
QB Counter 1
QB Counter 2
QB Counter 3 (Great End Zone Shot)
The last series Baylor used that I want to discuss is their Jet Sweep series. For any one unfamiliar with Jet Sweep, it involves bringing a WR in full speed motion to run a sweep to the edge. Typically a team will use outside zone or reach blocking to try to run around defenders, sealing them inside. Baylor does some interesting things with Jet Motion, and for a team with no real threat to throw at this point, Jet sweep becomes a great way to get the ball in the hands of your playmaking WRs. Baylor uses some unique formations to set up the Jet Sweep. They will often run Jet from an unbalanced formation or cover up WRs. This allows them to get an extra blocker outside or an extra OL playside working to reach defenders. It is also common for Baylor to use a TE/H back aligned just outside of their end man to help seal the edge and lead up on an OLB. Perhaps the most interesting thing about their Jet Sweep package, is that they DO NOT hand the ball off to their jet motion man. The QB will do a quick touch throw/flip forward. The benefit of this quick flip is it technically makes the sweep a “forward pass”. This gives Baylor some built in protection in case the mesh is mishandled, it will be called an incomplete pass, rather than a fumble and a potential turnover (you will see why soon).
Below are 2 examples of the Jet Sweep. North Carolina’s defense does an excellent job of fighting the reach blocks and not giving the jet sweep player an easy lane to the outside. They are able to stop these 2 attempts without letting them develop into long runs. Their defense flows incredibly fast to the football.
Here is an example of why doing Jet as a “forward pass” has merit. The toss is bobbled, but because it was forward, it is ruled an incomplete pass, Baylor loses a down but they do not lose any yards or the football.
Noticing North Carolina’s fast flow to stop the Jet Sweep before it gets started Baylor had some success with the QB keeping it on the backside. This can either be a true read on the backside DE, or it can be called by the coach from seeing the defensive reaction from the pressbox or sideline.
Jet QB Keep 1
Jet QB Keep 2 (80 yard TD run)
The Dart, QB Counter, and Jet Series were certainly not Baylor’s only reasons for offensive success against North Carolina. Inside Zone, Iso/Lead, 1 back power, and a few completed passes were critical to their success throughout the game. I thought these plays were unique and deserved to be highlighted here.