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Gun Trips HB Wk – 61 X Choice Vs Cover 3


A staple play from the Run and Shoot offense is called is 61 X Choice. This play is very effective because of the options that the X receiver has to run.  In NCAA Football 13, one formation that it can be found in the SMU playbook is the Gun Trips HB Wk.

NCAA 13 – SE (X) Receiver Option Routes:

  • 5-yard out (Cover 3, Cover 4)
  • Go (Cover 1, Cover 2)
  • Slant (Cover 3, depends on where ball is placed before snap)

Quarterback Reads Vs Cover 3:

  1. Look for the SE (X) receiver, if open throw him the ball once he breaks towards the sideline.
  2. Look for middle slot receiver down the seam against Cover 3 coverage.
  3. Look for the inside slot receiver on the 5-yard in route.
  4. Look for the FL (B) down the right side line.

Coaching Points:

  • The quarterback initially looks to the left, reading the drop of the cornerback.
  • If the SE (X) is not open, the quarterback looks towards the trips side starting off with the middle slot receiver.
  • Look to see if a defender is lined up tight on the backside. If he is, chances are the SE (X) is going to be open once be breaks towards the sideline.
  • If the ball is spotted on the right hash mark, it gives the SE (X) more room to run his out route as opposed to running the play from the left hash mark.
  • 61 means the type of pass protection based on the quarterback’s drop.

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