When you score a TD, the word "Touchdown"
appears. When it first appears, press the following button combinations.
Note: This could also get you an 15 yard Unsportsmanlike Conduct
[L] + [X]: Player spikes the ball, points to the crowd, then beats his chest.
Extra campus challenge points
[L] + [Y]: Player bows to the crowd.
[L] + [B]: Player spikes the ball, then shrugs his shoulder.
[L] + [A]: Player does Heisman Trophy pose.
[R] + [X]: Player will dunk on the Goal Post.
[R] + [Y]: Player will punch the ball towards the crowd.
[R] + [B]: Player will kick the ball into the crowd.
[R] + [A]: Player will throw the ball to the crowd.
Play several games at the Heisman level, however alter
the AI settings in the settings menu before playing. Set the CPU
levels at their lowest, and the Human levels at their highest.
This will force the CPU to make a lot more mistakes and you to
allocate challenge points, which can be used to purchase pennants
and unlock other secrets within the game. The play level is still
very difficult, but with your added AI, you should be able to
Snap the ball. Do not press anything else. The CPU
will sense that you are not playing and will play for you. They
will almost get a touchdown or a very good pass or run. If you
press anything after the snap, you will have to play. This works
best on pass plays, and only works on offense.
You can get an easy sack by doing a linebacker, line
and coverage audible and press [Down]. When the ball is snapped,
rush the QB. He will throw a bad pass or get sacked.
Press [Start], go to "Setting", then choose "Penalty
Settings". Turn off offsides. Before the ball is snapped,
hold [Down]. You will begin to run and have a head start
on the offense. This works best in 5-2.
When playing on defense and you are having trouble putting pressure
on the quarterback, select the Nickel Defense, down arrow once
and choose the center play ([A]) for the Cornerback Blitz.
It is also very effective at stopping toss plays and full back
dives. If you pay attention to the offensive line, you can usually
alter your coverage audible to close coverage, which helps stop
the run as well.
Choose the 3-4 formation and select Fire 2 defense. You will always
have pressure on the QB.
Easy first down
Choose a Hail Mary and when everyone is far out, press
[Y] and just run it.
Easy two point conversion
Once you score a touchdown, go to goal line then rollout.
When you line up make, sure your wingback is on the right. Snap
the ball, then rollout right. Your quarterback now has the option
of throwing (to the tight end recommended), or running it in.
Easy punt blocks
To block punts, its easier to turn the offsides penalty
off to get a head start on the offensive line. Choose a corner
or a running back (someone that is fast enough and tall enough)
and do one of the two; blitz the kicker and tackle him, which
takes yardage off your opponent's rushing yards in the game, or
press [Y] to jump and block the kick. This is not a play
that works all of the time. However it usually works in the punt
return play, and not the punt block play. Also, it never hurts
to use a little play action once every series or so.
Choose to punt out of bounds left or right. The defense
will not go into punt coverage. Simply move the arrow to the middle
of the field and just boom it. If a returner does get back in
time to field it, he will muff it most of the time. This works
great for making sure the opposing team has a long field to work
with, as well as getting your Punter All-American status.
When you line up to punt the ball away, point the arrow straight
down. If timed correctly, you will punt the ball at least 70 yards
almost every time.
When you are defending a receiver and they make a catch,
press [Y], You can use that as quicker tackle, as well as
When kicking off, choose "Kickoff Left" or
"Kickoff Right", whichever way the wind is blowing.
The CPU will almost always pick "Return Middle". When
you kick the ball, the return man will be alone and your coverage
can nail him around the 15 yard line. Be careful not to kick the
ball out of bounds.
When you get a QB crossed over the line by having a
profile to get, you can cross the line of scrimmage and still
throw the football.
Winning College Classics
To win all of the College Classics, play one of them.
Go to the AI settings and change the CPU's settings to all negatives
and yours to all positive.
Easy trophies in Dynasty
Make all of them juggernauts and increase all of their
players' stats very high. After you have made all of the teams,
go to dynasty mode and sign on the twelve teams you created. Then,
if desired, change all of their schedules so that they play all
the top ranking teams. Your created juggernaut teams will rarely
lose. Simulate the entire season. For better measures, put all
of the teams in a different conference so that at the end of the
season you will get all conferences, most of the bowl games, the
Heisman trophy, and all the individual trophies. You will not
always get all trophies, as the season stats and games will vary
each year, but you will defiantly get the bulk of them.
Recommended defensive plays
Play as Oklahoma and go to the 4-4 Defense. Call Mad
Dog Blitz and no play can get past it.
Identifying man-to-man coverage
When on offense, set a person in motion. If he is followed,
the defense is using man-to-man coverage.
Send a man in motion. If someone follows them, they are using
man coverage. If nobody follows, then they are using zone coverage.
If you go to the rosters, you can edit a player's ranking
skills. Set catching, carrying, and speed as high as possible
for a cornerback and you can make him an effective wide receiver
for your team. However, if he drops a pass Lee Corso will say
" He's better at deflecting passes than catching them!"
Note: Corso only says this if he was not already set as a receiver.
The message usually is heard with a created cornerback put into
the WR position.
If you are playing at home and score a high amount
of points and dominate the other team, each time you make another
big play the crowd will start chanting "We are number one".
Note: You also may need to be ranked number one.
Play against a Top-10 team. If you are winning late in the fourth
quarter, the crowd will start chanting "Overated".
During home games, if you happen to get the ball spotted a few
short yards within the first down marker on fourth down, the crowd
will chant "Go, go, go, go..." They will either cheer
or boo depending on if you do or do not go for it (respectively).
If you fake the punt or kick though, somehow the crowd will know
it and cheer for you.
Easy trophies in Dynasty
This trick requires a decent amount of free space on
your memory card to create twelve teams. Make all of them juggernauts
and increase all of their players' stats very high. After you
have made all of the teams, go to dynasty mode and sign on the
twelve teams you created. Then, if desired, change all of their
schedules so that they play all the top ranking teams. Your created
juggernaut teams will rarely lose. Simulate the entire season.
For better measures, put all of the teams in a different conference
so that at the end of the season you will get all conferences,
most of the bowl games, the Heisman trophy, and all the individual
trophies. You will not always get all trophies, as the season
stats and games will vary each year, but you will defiantly get
the bulk of them.
Glitch: Floating helmet
Occasionally during game play, a tackler will make
such a hard and crushing hit on the ball carrier that the ball
carrier will lose his helmet. Look at the player's helmet when
it is lying on the field, either in the post-play animation or
in instant replay. The helmet seems to hover slightly above the
field, and does not have a face mask or straps.