• While most modern offenses feature one running back, the triple option has three. The quarterback lines up under center, with one running back behind him and two split backs lined up slightly behind the offensive tackles.

• The QB has the choice to keep the ball, hand it off to the dive back or proceed down the line, often pitching to one of the split backs.

• Don’t forget the pass. Since most triple-option plays are runs (Tech runs 86 percent of the time), defenses can be caught napping on pass plays.