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[top]Overview

  • Players:1-4
  • Online Play: Yes
  • Online Trophies: 2
  • Cheat Codes: N/A
  • Trophy Difficulty: 6/10
  • Time To Platinum: 10-60 hours(depends on how you play the game)



[top]Introduction


NCAA 10 is EA Sports' annual game for College football that comes out 1 month before Madden Football every year at the beginning of the college football season. You can play as your favorite school in offline or online Dynasty modes or start a player from high school in Road to Glory mode and then play on your favorite college team. Hardcore fans will like that the players are the same players that play in college even if their names are not used and truly hardcore players might even put in some of the correct player names and export their players when they decide to leave for the NFL draft to use in Madden 10. This season adds Season Showdown and the ability to play a Dynasty mode game online with friends as well as the first NCAA Football game with trophy support for the PS3.


[top]Tips and Strategies


1. At the beginning of every game after the coin toss the game will ask you to pick your team's offensive and defensive strategies. This is very important!! Make sure you don't just bypass this screen. You can set them however you want but this is what I recommend:

OFFENSE
  • Get Open
  • Holding Blocks
  • Impact Blocks
  • Catching
  • Big Run


DEFENSE
  • Big Hit
  • Strip Ball
  • Zone Coverage
  • Defensive Line
  • Pass Defense
  • Option Defense


2. New players should play on at least Varsity level otherwise you will not got trophies. Seasoned players should play on at least All-American or higher.

3. If you are playing Exhibition games for trophies set yourself up as one of the good football programs such as Florida or USC and make the computer a team such as San Jose State or Army.

4. Playbooks are very important. Do you like to play with Florida but hate their wide open style of play and constant shotguns? After you pick your team you can pick any playbook on Offense and Defense so make sure you pick one that suits your gameplay style.

5. In road to Glory Mode it is unnecessary to do weekly practices if you are already the starter, HOWEVER, keep an eye on your GPA and if it starts to fall below 3.5 make sure you study during the week to bring your GPA back up. If it falls to low, the game will not let you play, much like real life.


[top]Related Guides




NCAA Football 11 Trophy Guide: by: DaveyHasselhoff
This is the main page for the guide that will help you earn your juicy platinum.









NCAA Football 12 Trophy Guide: by: grimydawg
This is the main page for the guide that will help you earn your juicy platinum.





[top]Trophies

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Platinum Trophy
Unlock Every Trophy


Unlocks after you receive every other trophy in this game.

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Hear The Pin Drop
As the away team get into the endzone in the first 30 seconds of the game.


This trophy can be a little difficult at first but after some practice is fairly easy. You can either perform this in Dynasty Mode or Exhibition mode. Make sure you are the away team and try to return the opening kickoff for a TD. The easiest way to Return a Kickoff is to select Return Middle. The computer will most likely kick the ball to the left or the right. Once you catch the ball, run back towards the middle until you get close to the defenders to create some defense misdirection, make sure you hold down to sprint, then before you get to the first wave of defenders use the right stick to juke in the opposite direction back towards the side you caught the ball on. With this misdirection, if you can juke the first couple of defenders the rest will be going the wrong way and you should have an open field by the sideline for a footrace to the TD.

If you don't return the opening Kickoff, you still have time as long as you score in the first 30 seconds!!

These plays don't necessarily have to be a deep bomb pass. You can do a deep pass or a Hail Mary pass but other plays work just as well. From the I-Twins formation you can run an option to the TE side and before the one defender that is out there tackles you press the to pitch the ball to your running back. If the defender commits to the running back turn your QB up the field. Many times you can run up field 5-10 yards before the Safety comes for you, and watch your trailing RB if he is turned up with you you can still pitch the ball and possibly break it for a TD. Also from the I-Twins you can do a HB Slip Screen Pass. Drop your QB back and wait for the HB to clear the defensive lineman and dump the ball off to him and you should have one cornerback out there with two blockers to take care of him and then a good opportunity for a foot race for the TD. Also pay attention to the coverage if they blitz the screen pass a lot of times they will leave open the receivers that are going deep. The receivers are meant to be a decoy to run off the opponents but if they leave them wide open just toss the ball to them to get the quick score.You can also run any play where the Receivers run a Corner route which is a route where the receiver starts in then runs back out deep towards the sideline which is a very effective pass play.

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Trifecta
Score a receiving, rushing, and passing touchdown with one player.


A lot easier than it sounds. This trophy is achieved easiest with either your RB or your QB if he is fast. For your RB Score a rushing TD, then when you are close to the goal line throw a screen pass for an easy TD to the same RB. Then next time you get close to the goal line move your RB to QB and throw a screen pass to your backup RB for the TD.For your QB throw a TD at some point and then either run a QB sneak on the goal line or an Option and keep it with your QB for the TD, then next time you are close to the goal line either move him to receiver and throw him a slant pass on the goal line or place him at RB and throw him a screen pass for an easy TD. With either approach you take, as long as you have a rushing, passing, and receiving TD all with the same player you will receive the trophy.

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Pick-Free
Do not throw any interceptions in an Exhibition or Dynasty Mode game.


This one is a lot trickier than it sounds but if you follow these simple rules you will be OK.

1. Don't try to throw the ball while you are being hit.

2. Be very careful when throwing anything over the middle remember that all defenders will jump higher than you think to intercept a pass.

3. Be mindful of what the defense is playing. The Safeties and cornerbacks are your keys to watch. If the two safeties both drop in deep coverage into each half of the field the defense is in a Cover 2 and the cornerbacks will be playing the outs in a short zone even if you can't see them so an out pass will most likely result in a pick. If one safety runs up and the other drops back into the middle check the corners next. If the corners drop back deep they are in a Cover 3 which means that Deep passes will be open to picks but Outs and underneath passes will be OK. If the safety drops back and the corners press up hard on the receivers and follow them they are in man to man coverage. In this coverage it all comes down to how good your receiver is and how good the defender is. If you have a good Tight End this is the best coverage to throw corner routes to him on if you are playing a Twin formation because he will most likely be covered by a Linebacker that won't have the pass coverage skills to keep up.

4. Finally if in doubt don't panic and throw the ball up for grabs or try to force a pass on a well covered receiver, tuck it and run with your QB.

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Taking Care Of Business
Win an Exhibition or Dynasty Mode game by 21 points or more.


One of the easier trophies for this do like I said earlier pick a very good Football school such as Florida, USC, or Ohio State and make the CPU a bad school such as Army, Navy, Or San Jose State. If you win by 21 or more points in Exhibition or Dynasty the trophy unlocks.

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Bombs Away
Complete a pass for 50 or more yards in an Exhibition or Dynasty Mode game.


This trophy is easier than it sounds and you will probably get just by playing throughout the course of your dynasty. You don't have to throw a deep pass for this to work. As long as the Pass play goes for 50 or more yards you will receive the trophy. I personally like the Slip Screen play for this trophy because its easy to catch and if you run it from the I-twins and catch them in man coverage all the speedy corners will be on the wrong side of the field and it should be an easy run for your RB against the slower LBs. Also pay attention to the coverage if they blitz the screen pass a lot of times they will leave open the receivers that are going deep. The receivers are meant to be a decoy to run off the opponents but if they leave them wide open just toss the ball to them to get some easy 50 yards.

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Bustin Loose
Break a run for 49 or more yards in an Exhibition or Dynasty Mode game.


There are several plays that work well for this trophy. I personally like to run plays out of the I-twins, running to the side of the field that is wider. The plays I have found that work best are Options and the Power O. The option gives you a choice with the ball and the Power O provides excellent blocking. If you run either of these out of twins and the defenders do not both go to one side this means that they are in a zone and use the right stick to quickly audible your run to the opposite side for less defenders at the point of attack.Once you break a run for 49 yards or more the trophy will unlock.

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Big Time Player
Be the hero and win the game by taking the lead as time expires.


You can get this while you are getting the Fill The Trophy Case trophy. Simply take the lead as time expires. It's very important you read the end of the description because if there is any time left on the clock you will not get the trophy. This does not have to be a TD you can get this by kicking a FG as time expires. I recommend reading the trophy description for Filling the Trophy Case and hold the ball until the end of the game. Call a Timeout with 1 or 2 seconds left and kick a FG from 35 yards or less to win the game giving you the trophy and the Bowl Trophy all at once.

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Ball---Ball---Ball
Jar the ball loose with a User-Controlled Hit Stick tackle.


This one just takes patience. Either play in your Dynasty or in Exhibition using my formula for good and weak teams so you have the advantage on defense. While you are on defense it doesn't really matter who you select because you can switch players during the play with the button. when you get close enough to the ball carrier press the right stick towards them quickly to perform a "User Big Hit". If you cause a fumble the trophy will be yours.

If you are playing an Exhibition game against the computer after you select your teams on the next screen change the weather to manual, change the clouds to overcast, change the precipitation to heavy and lower the temperature until you get heavy snow on the icon on the upper left of your screen. The snowy conditions will increase your chances to cause fumbles.

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Will You Ever Learn?
Intercept 2 passes in an Exhibition or Dynasty Mode game.


This one isn't very difficult as long as you remember a couple things:

1. On third down and 5-9 yards play the computer in a cover 2 because they will most likely try a dump off for short yardage and try to run for the first. If it is 10 or more yards play some type of Cover 3 to prevent a deep pass.

2. Anytime the computer throws the ball before the ball arrives press the button to switch to the covering defender and then press the button to try to intercept the ball. This will greatly increase your chances for Interceptions.

3. You don't have to User Intercept the passes for this trophy but following these steps will increase your chances of interceptions by the cornerbacks.

Once you intercept your second pass in the same game the trophy will sound.

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Getting In On The Fun
Take an interception back to the house in an Exhibition or Dynasty Mode game


Again follow these steps for easier interceptions:

1. On third down and 5-9 yards play the computer in a cover 2 because they will most likely try a dump off for short yardage and try to run for the first. If it is 10 or more yards play some type of Cover 3 to prevent a deep pass.

2. Anytime the computer throws the ball before the ball arrives press the button to switch to the covering defender and then press the button to try to intercept the ball. This will greatly increase your chances for Interceptions.

3. You don't have to User Intercept the passes for this trophy but following these steps will increase your chances of interceptions by the cornerbacks.

Once you intercept the ball all the Offensive Ball Carrier controls will be at your control so don't forget to hold down the to sprint and use the right stick to juke people on your way to the TD.

Once you return an interception for a TD the trophy will sound.

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Helping Your Own Cause
Scoop a fumble on defense and take it to the house in an Exhibition or Dynasty Mode game


You can get this in conjunction with the Ball Ball Ball trophy. The big difference being that you don't have to hit stick the fumble for this trophy. Anytime there is a fumble on the field and your team picks it up run it back for the TD for the trophy to sound.

Once you pickup the fumble all the Offensive Ball Carrier controls will be at your control so don't forget to hold down the to sprint and use the right stick to juke people on your way to the TD.

If you are playing an Exhibition game against the computer after you select your teams on the next screen change the weather to manual, change the clouds to overcast, change the precipitation to heavy and lower the temperature until you get heavy snow on the icon on the upper left of your screen. The snowy conditions will increase your chances to cause fumbles.

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On Lockdown
Hold the opposition to under 100 total yards in an Exhibition or Dynasty Mode game


You can obtain this during the Fill The Trophy Case trophy so don't go out of your way to get it in a regular game. For this trophy you must hold the opponent under 100 yards TOTAL including Kickoff return yardage for the entire game. Refer to the Fill The Trophy Case Trophy and you should get it during your Bowl Collecting without even trying.

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Put Two On The Board
Force a safety in Exhibition or Dynasty Mode


For this trophy you must force a safety on the defense. A safety is when you tackle the Ball Carrier when you are in defense in their end zone where you would normally score a TD. Anytime you get the opponent within their 5 yard line backed up against their end zone is the best time to try this. You can use a goal line defense but I found this works better. Pick a 4-3 defense and then pick Edge Sting to blitz your LB's outside . When you get on the field you want to use the first defensive end which is on the right side if you were on defense, left if you are looking at the TV, move him over to the opposite side of the line. Now press to select your defensive line and press to shift them over. Now press to select your linebackers and press to shift them over. Now press and then down on your right stick to bring up your defensive secondary coverage. From this formation you will most likely be unblocked with your Defensive end that you are controlling to tackle anything on the right side of the field and the linebackers and lineman should cover the right for you. Remember if it goes the other way you can press the to change to the closest defender. You don't have to user tackle the ball carrier in the end zone to cause a safety for the trophy.

Once you safety the offense the trophy will sound.

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Protecting The House
Pitch a shutout by holding your opponent to 0 points in an Exhibition or Dynasty Mode game


You can obtain this during the Fill The Trophy Case trophy so don't go out of your way to get it in a regular game. For this trophy you must hold the opponent to 0 points for the entire game. Refer to the Fill The Trophy Case Trophy and you should get it during your Bowl Collecting without even trying.

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Can You Believe It?
Return a missed field goal for a TD in an Exhibition or Dynasty Mode game


This is one of two trophies that I recommend using two controllers for and the simple reason is that the computer will not kick a FG that is going to be short enough for you to try to return for a TD. Follow my instructions for team selection and make sure User 2 gets the ball. Once they get the ball select FG for them and Punt return for your defense to put your best returner back there. Then move your returner up some to ensure the ball doesn't go too short and Kick the ball as far as you can with controller two. Once you catch it, Make sure it doesn't hit the ground or the play will end!, return it for an easy TD and you will receive the trophy.

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You Got A Receipt For That?
Take a punt or kickoff back to the house for a TD in an Exhibition or Dynasty Mode game


The easiest way to Return a Kickoff is to select Return Middle. The computer will most likely Kick the ball to the left or the right. Once you catch the ball, run back towards the middle until you get close to the defenders to create some defense misdirection, make sure you hold down to sprint, then before you get to the first wave of defenders use the right stick to juke in the opposite direction back towards the side you caught the ball on. With this misdirection you should if you can juke the first couple of defenders the rest will be going the wrong way and you should have an open field by the sideline for a footrace to the TD.

The easiest way for a Punt Return is to select return middle and then move one of your defensive lineman that are rushing back in between your returner and the blitzing line that way you will get an extra blocker. set him up in the middle and then read your blocks and bounce it to the outside for the TD.

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You Gotta See This
Upload a Video or Photo Highlight


This one is simple at the end of any game you will have a chance before you exit to view and save highlight videos. If you haven't done any video saving but have played Road to Glory it will save Photos for you from Road to Glory mode. From the main menu go to My NCAA 10 then go to My Legacy and finally View Shrine. from here press on any of the screens and it will ask you which game mode you would like to view videos or photos from. Click on one of them to find either a photo or video and once it's loaded press the button to upload the video online and then press yes to confirm and once it's done the trophy will sound.

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I'll Take My Trophy Please
Play and win a Conference Championship game in single team Dynasty Mode or Road to Glory Mode.


Some NCAA football conferences have an extra week at the end of the season before bowl games to play a Conference Championship game. This only happens in the Conferences that are split into two subdivisions. The Conferences that have a Championship game are:
  • ACC
  • Big 12
  • Conference USA
  • MAC
  • SEC


For this trophy you must play and win the Championship at the end of the season with your user selected team you can't just choose to play as one at the end of the season like the Bowl trophies. First you must qualify by being in first place in your subdivision. That being said you should get this trophy with the What Competition? trophy as you will have to play the SEC championship to win the conference. So concentrate on getting it then.

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I'm Outstanding
Win The Heisman Memorial Trophy in single team Dynasty Mode or Road to Glory Mode.


To win the Heisman Trophy you must have an outstanding season with any skill player on your team. You can win this in conjunction with the Freshman Phenom trophy. The easiest player to win this trophy with is your RB. It is very easy to run during the games and concentrate on anytime you get near the goal line to give the ball to your main RB. If he is tired call a timeout and he'll come back in on the next play. That being said, the more all purpose yards you get the better. Give him generous amounts of screen passes and you can also put him at Kickoff Returner and Punt Returner for extra yards. I had no problem breaking Barry Sanders NCAA record for yards rushing in a season with my Arkansas State team so if you use a good school you will have no problem. Try to get your RB to 2000 or more yards rushing and more than 30 rushing TD's and with the extra all purpose yards you should easily win the Heisman. For the Heisman Trophy it does help if you play for a bigger school. It is not necessary but that will help you gain votes to play in a better Conference.

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Closing Out Strong
Play and win a bowl game in single team Dynasty Mode or Road to Glory Mode.


This one is very simple pick one of the strong schools and sim to the end of the season and I'd say , unless there is a catastrophe on your team, you are 100% assured of qualifying for a bowl game. Then simply play the game and win and the trophy is yours. You can play as any team and it doesn't matter what bowl game you win. You will probably get this while getting the Fill The Trophy Case trophy so concentrate on it then.

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National Champions!
Play and win the BCS National Championship game in single team Dynasty Mode or Road to Glory Mode.


This one can be tricky because there are several factors that are included in the BCS rankings for this game. You must finish the season ranked either 1st or 2nd to get the invite. Being undefeated does not guarantee you a spot in the title game. It is also much harder to get a BCS championship invite from a weaker division no matter how good you play as it took me until the third season with my Arkansas State team from the Sun Belt to get an invite despite beating ranked teams and going undefeated. At the beginning of each season the rankings will change. So even if you finish 5th one season you could drop to 24th at the start of the next. Now here is where your custom schedule comes in handy. Just before your season starts after you do your preseason recruiting and red shirting you will have an opportunity to change you schedule. You can only change 3-4 games max and only the games that don't have a lock on them. Your best bet for an invite would be to fill those spots with the 1-4 ranked BCS teams if they aren't in your schedule already. the more top ten ranked teams you get the better your chances are of getting in the top two spots.If they aren't available in that week make the week open and check another week. Now check your strength of schedule in the upper right corner. If you are in a weak division such as the Sun Belt simply adding these teams will help a lot but there is still the teams in your division bringing you down. If you change all your hard games to away games it will help your strength of schedule even more. Now you must win these games and against the weaker teams the more you win by the better your odds are. If you are ranked 5th and play a team in your division ranked 80th and only win by 10 points or so there is a chance that you will move down in the rankings. If you do get an invite to the game win the game and the trophy is yours. You must win as your user controlled team to obtain this trophy.

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Sip Some Texas Tea
Develop a new pipeline state in single team Dynasty Mode.


To develop a new Pipeline state you must sign 5-10 players from another state during the course of your Dynasty. This trophy is cumulative so even if you don't get it in one year you may get it the next. It is easier to sign players from states that are adjacent to your state if you are a smaller school just check to see their interest for Proximity to home while you are recruiting them. It doesn't matter if they are a 5 star prospect or a 1 star prospect you just need 5-10 from a state that isn't already one of your pipeline states.The extra pipeline state you can purchase from the PSN store will not earn you this trophy.

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Mr. February
Have the #1 ranked recruiting class in a season in single team Dynasty mode.


This one is very tricky as I found that no matter how well I recruited with Arkansas State even in my 6th season after winning the SEC and my 3rd National Championship in a row, the game was still biased towards the Floridas and the USC's unlike older versions of this game. Your best bet would be to choose either Florida or USC and start a season. When you start go to preseason recruiting and then Russell top 100. Any player with a green dot next the them is interested in your school and will be easier to recruit. You want to sign as many 5 star and 4 star prospects as possible. After you fill your board, start your season. Go to your recruiting screen and then your recruiting board.Click on a player and then click on offer scholarship. For the first couple of weeks just concentrate on getting everyone on your board scholarships and occasionally players will sign just from the offer. After everyone is offered a scholarship you will then prepare for visits. Click on recruit for your school and then click call prospect. Now you don't want to spend a lot of time with each because you have a lot to call. Move the cursor down to anything you have that is an A+ or A rating and click in it to find their interest. The interest will range from Most to Very Low. If there isn't a lock next to the importance you can try to sway their importance level by moving the cursor down to it and pressing so it says sway pitch. You want to try to get 3 very highs or most for importance matched to your As and A+s before they come for a visit.At the end of each week simply sim your game because we are concentrating on recruiting not playing.

Once a prospect is ready, schedule a visit and it will ask you to choose up to 3 activities. Choose the ones that match the importance with your school rating to try to woo your prospect to your school. After he has visited if he hasn't signed don't forget to still call him even if it's a quick call to keep his interest. If you lose players go back to the board and add more.

At the end of the season follow the same procedure except you can promise things to your prospects. Offer them whatever you want including winning National Championships in their first year because you aren't actually playing. At the end of the final week in the off season if you end up ranked 1st in recruiting you will obtain this trophy.

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Russell High School Champ
Play and win the Russell High School Championship Game in any state.


Start a Road To Glory mode game and follow the setup for your player. You can set up any position you want, but I recommend a scrambling quarterback because you have the option to run or pass on every down and the ball will always be in your hands on Offense. Once the setup is complete it will start you on your high school team in a playoff tournament. There are 3 playoff games before the championship game. You must win all three games to qualify for the championship and then you must win the final championship game for the trophy.

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Running With The Ones
Become the starter in Road to Glory Mode.


At the end of your Road to Glory high school season you will be asked to select which college you wish to attend. The better you play through your high school championship run does have an impact on this. When you are selecting a school it will tell you your projected place on the depth chart such as starter or 2nd string. The better you play means the bigger the school that will project you as the starter in your first season. Unless you are really into the Road to Glory mode I would suggest just picking any school that projects you as the starter. Once signed as the starter, you will achieve the trophy. If you choose a school that you are not projected as the starter you will have to compete in workout drills to move up the depth chart to starter before you achieve this trophy.

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Big Fish In A Small Pond
Become a 5-star Road to Glory prospect.


You can acquire all these Road to Glory mode in one playthrough if you just play well in the high school tournament. If you play well in each game, it doesn't have to be NCAA stats, just average stats without a bunch of mistakes, at the end of each round of the tournament if you win it will show you your prospect rating. If you win the Championship and have played well you are guaranteed a 5 star prospect. If a game ends and you don't receive a star make sure you don't save and exit to replay the game. As soon as you receive your 5th star you will receive this trophy.

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4th Quarter Comeback
Win an Exhibition or Dynasty Mode game when down by 14 to start the 4th quarter on Varsity or above difficulty.


Follow my tips for team selection and start an Exhibition game on Varsity or above rating. DO NOT TURN OFF THE PLAY CLOCK IN THE SETUP MENU. Otherwise the computer can waste the entire 4th quarter when they get the ball. Make sure the computer has the ball first on the opening kickoff and when they punt you the ball run back to your 1 yard line and go out of bounds. Now pick a sweep running play and go out of bounds four plays in a row from your 1 yard line so the computer gets the ball back and only need 1 yard for a TD. Do this twice so that the computer gets a 14 point lead. After that holding them should be easy because your team is so much better. You should get the ball back in the second half and if they kick it short run back as far towards your goal and go out of bounds wherever you feel comfortable for your skills. Now take your time moving the ball down the field and use up the play clock. Your goal is to be down with in the 5-10 yard line for a quick TD at the beginning of the 4th quarter but don't score until the 4th quarter starts. With your over matched team wasting the entire 3rd quarter should be very easy. Once you are in the 4th quarter score quickly and then kick deep and stop them on defense. Done properly you should get the ball back at the very worst with about 4 minutes to go, or you'll get lucky and they will turn the ball over making it even easier. Now score again to tie the game up and this will prevent the computer from wasting time. once you get the ball back you have your choice of driving for a TD or getting in FG range and wasting time to end it on a FG. If you do the FG method and if you haven't already received it, you will also receive the Big Time Player trophy.

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Red Zone Perfection
Complete an Exhibition or Dynasty Mode game with a Red Zone Efficiency rating of 100%


This one is a lot easier than it sounds. The Red Zone is the patch of field that is 20 yards and into the end Zone on both sides of the field. To receive this trophy you must make sure that every time you in the Red Zone you score something. It can be either a TD or a FG to stay at 100%. Make sure you don't commit any turnovers in the Red Zone and if it's 4th down kick a FG to keep your perfection. If you stay perfect you will receive this at the end of the game.

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Red Zone Shutout
Complete an Exhibition or Dynasty Mode game without allowing a TD from the Red Zone


This one is also easier than it sounds. The Red Zone is the patch of field that is 20 yards and into the end Zone on both sides of the field.It is okay if the computer kicks FG's in the Red Zone, you only have to stop TD's in the Red Zone. You will probably get this trophy on your Fill the Trophy Case Trophy run so don't play a game just for this trophy.

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Reach Out And Crush Someone
Join or Host an Online Dynasty


This is a very easy trophy to obtain. From the main menu go to Dynasty then go to Online Dynasty and then Create New Dynasty and follow the directions to setup your online dynasty.Continue through all the menus until you get to the beginning of the regular season week 1. You should now be at the Online Dynasty menu. got to Online Dynasty Setup and then at the bottom Retire From Online Dynasty then click yes to retire and the trophy should be yours.

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One For The History Books
Play a game that gets designated as an ESPN Instant Classic


For this trophy you must play in a game that is designated as an ESPN classic. These are very easy to achieve the game just needs to be close at the end. You will probably achieve this trophy when you are getting your 4th Quarter Comeback trophy. If you don't receive it for that you will get it if any game goes into Overtime so if you are having trouble just make sure your game goes into OT and then win and you will receive this trophy.

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Locked And Loaded
With Player Lock on, return an interception for a TD


This is the only other trophy that I condone a second controller for simply because this is a new feature that they should have just left out. When you are on defense if you press the you will player lock on a defender which is supposed to make you feel like you are actually the player by changing the view to behind him on defense. The downside is you can't see as much of the field, it's hard to see what's going on in the backfield so you can't tell if it's a run or pass, and you cant switch players at all when locked so if the pass goes the other way and the computer misses the tackle a lot of time they will score. That being said start an exhibition game and make sure player one is on defense then select a cover 2 for your defense. With the second controller select either a curl pattern or an out pattern for the receiver. Once on the field select the Cornerback with the first controller and then click the to lock on. Now snap the ball with the second controller and wait for the receiver to get close to the Corner and throw the ball to him. With a cover 2 and either of these pass patterns the Cornerback will more than likely intercept the pass without your help because he will be sitting there waiting for it. Grab the other first controller and run it for a TD to achieve this trophy.

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We Are Family
Win a game using only family play controls in an Exhibition Mode game


This is a mode that was added to this years game to make the game easier for younger players and first timers. To play this mode select Play Now from the main menu then select Family Play. You will still select your team and playbook and offensive scheme at the beginning of the game, and you will still call the plays the same. The BIG difference is that in this mode does everything. When you run the ball you use to sprint and break tackles. When you pass the ball the game will decide who you should throw to for you based on who is most open and you will press to pass. Same thing on Defense does everything. That being said it is still a very easy mode to win on and after winning a game you will receive this trophy.

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Set 'Em Up, Knock 'Em Down
Score a TD when running a play that is 100% setup


When you are playing your Dynasty Mode or Exhibition Mode game and you run certain running plays it will begin to "setup" play action pass plays. This means that the more successful you run those plays and the more times you run them the defense will do more to stop the plays and this will make the play action pass plays that are associated with them more productive. The plays associated with them will always be in the same formation as the run play. For Instance, if you run a Power O out of the I-Twins set and get about 4 yards or so you will notice that if you head back to the same page in the playbook the PA Power O play right next to it will now say 16% setup or so. This number will vary based on how good your running back is and how much of a threat the game considers him. Once you have run this play enough times ,and they don't have to be consecutively, you will notice that the corresponding play action pass play will eventually say "Setup!" and will have a flashing green border around it. Wait until you get close enough to the end zone and run this "Setup!" pass play and either throw a TD or run the ball in with your QB and you will receive the trophy

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Give Him 5 Minutes
Chew up the last 5 minutes of a game on a single drive to preserve the win


For this trophy you must have the ball at the beginning of the 4th quarter. Follow my tips for team selection and carefully move the ball down the field to waste the entire 5:00 of the fourth quarter to end the game and receive the trophy. This has to be completed on 1 drive for the final 5 minutes of the 4th quarter and is not cumulative time for the game. You have to be in the lead to start the 4th quarter.

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Fill The Trophy Case
Win all 34 Bowl trophies including the National Championship in Dynasty or Road to Glory Mode


This one isn't as tough as it sounds it is just time consuming. You can do this during your Dynasty run if you want or start a new dynasty and sim to the bowl games. To obtain this trophy you need to play and win the trophy for all 34 bowl games. Before you begin this go to your Dynasty Setup menu and then Dynasty House Rules and finally Gameplay Options and change the quarters to 1 min to make the games go quicker. When bowl week starts simply press on the bowl game and you will have the choice to sim the game or play the game. Choose to play the game and select the better team based on their stats for Offense and Defense (remember you have to win). I find its easier to let the computer start on offense because if you can get a stop and a score even if its a FG in the first half(which will only give you 2 minutes) you have a very good opportunity to waste out the entire second half of the game because you will start on Offense the 2nd half. Once you win all 34 trophies you will receive this trophy. Don't forget to go back to your Dynasty Setup and change your quarters back to 5 minutes when you are done.

If played right there are several other trophies you can get during this time such as Pick Free, Big Time Player, On Lockdown, Protecting the House,and Red Zone Shoutout

Below is a list of the 34 Bowl Games if you want to keep track.

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That's How I Roll
Achieve an Overall Level of 10 in the Season Showdown competition


The season showdown competition is a new feature that has been added to NCAA 10 this year. Make sure Before you start playing that you head to this menu from the main menu and follow the steps to turn on the showdown. You can turn this on at any time but if you do it in the beginning you'll start to gain points right away. You will get more points if you make your favorite school the same as the team you are going to use in the game. After that you will get points for all games you play including online that will go toward your overall score. If you win you get more points. You can go back into the Season Showdown menu at anytime from the main menu to view your progress towards the awards. As soon as your Overall hits level 10 the trophy is yours.

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Good Sport Award
Achieve a Sportsmanship Level of 10 in the Season Showdown competition


The Good Sport Award is meant to keep other people from running up the score and from quitting online games when they are beaten. It is supposed to teach good sportsmanship. As you perform in the game you will receive points for good sportsmanship and you will be deducted points for bad sportsmanship. Here is the points breakdown:
  • Chew Clock +10
  • Kicking on 4th down +10
  • Take a Knee +10
  • Onside Kick/with lead: -25
  • Going for it on 4th down/with lead -5
  • 2 pt Conversion/with lead -10
  • Running up the score -50
  • Running up the score (2nd time): -75
  • Calling a timeout/with time running out -100
  • Running up the score (3rd time): -150
  • Repeated Encroachment -5


Now that being said any TD that you throw in the second half if you are winning by 21 points will be considered a running up the score warning and then penalty and you will also get a warning for passing on 3rd down if you are up by more than 21 points. However, You won't get any of these penalties in the first half of the game!! If you just do all of your passing in the first half and put up 70 points you will get no penalties for running up the score then just run in the second half. Once your sportsmanship reaches level 10 you will receive this trophy.

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Mad Skillz
Achieve a Skill Level of 10 in the Season Showdown competition


The Mad Skillz award is meant to reward outstanding plays that you make during your games. as you show off your "Skillz" during the game you will receive points towards your level. Here is the skillz breakdown:
  • User Catch +4
  • Pass TD +3
  • User Pick +15
  • Block Kick +10
  • User Sack +8
  • User Swats +5
  • Tackle for loss +4
  • User Tackle +2
  • User Big Hit +2


Once you reach Skillz level 10 you will receive this trophy.

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Stratergy
Achieve a Strategy Level of 10 in the Season Showdown competition


The Stratergy trophy will reward you for running well executed plays during the games.This is a breakdown of the points:
  • Big Play +8
  • 100% Setup +8
  • Interception +15
  • Fumble +10
  • Big Hit Fumble +8
  • Play the Pass +5
  • Play the Run +5
  • Jump Snapped +5
  • Stuffed Option +2


Once your strategy level reaches 10 you will receive this trophy.

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Crash The Party
Earn an invite to a BCS game in Dynasty Mode with a team from a non-BCS conference


The BCS is a series of games at the end of the NCAA Football season that determines the National Champion. To obtain this trophy you must receive an invite to one of the BCS games from a Non BCS conference at the end of the season. There are several BCS Bowl games it does not necessarily mean the Championship game and you don't have to win you just have to be invited. The non-BCS conferences are:
  • MAC
  • MWC
  • WAC
  • Sun Belt
  • Conference USA
  • Independents


The highest ranked champion from any of these conferences qualifies if it finishes in the top 12, or top 16 if it finishes ranked higher than the champion of a conference that has an automatic berth.


Notre Dame qualifies if it finishes in the top 8.

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What Competition?
Win the 1st year SEC championship with a team moved from the Sun Belt in single team Dynasty Mode


This trophy is by far the most time consuming trophy in the game. To attain this trophy you must start a Dynasty Mode game as one of the teams in the Sun Belt Conference. The Sun Belt teams are:
  • Troy
  • Middle Tennessee
  • University of Louisiana Monroe
  • University of Louisiana Lafayette
  • Florida Atlantic University
  • Arkansas State
  • Florida Independent University
  • North Texas
  • Western Kentucky


Troy is easily the best team in this division so you may want to choose them for your team to start with. Now you must not only win your division every season but also get better so your team's prestige increases so you will receive an invite to join the SEC. This includes, adding better teams to your custom schedule every year,and signing better players so you can compete with the better schools. A good thing to remember about signing players is to always try to get 4 and 5 star players even when your team isn't that good because there is always a chance one or even two of them will say yes. It's also easier to recruit these prospects from the state your school is in and any pipeline states and neighboring states. In your first couple of seasons a good team to add is Boise State and BYU. They start out ranked but aren't nearly as good as other teams. It will take about 5 seasons until you get an invite to join the SEC but trust me you will need the time to make your time better. You will most likely replace Mississippi Valley State in the SEC. Once there you must win all of your division games so that you receive an invite to the SEC Championship game. Once you get to the Championship game you must win to receive this trophy.

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Big Man On Campus
In Road to Glory Mode, earn a spot on your team's All-Time Leaderboard


From your Road to Glory Dorm room press the button to go back to the main menu. From there go to Stats and Records, and then Leaderboards, and finally Offline Leaderboards. These are the leaderboards you must earn enough point to move onto. As you play the Road to Glory mode you will receive points for your performance. From your Dorm room press the again to go back to the main menu and go to My Career and then Accomplishments to view the in game and season accomplishments that will earn you extra points. For this trophy you must obtain enough points with your player to land on your school's All Time Offline Leaderboard. Every school is different and will have different levels of points with the better schools abviously being higher than the less good football programs. As soon as you obtain enough points to land on the board you will receive the trophy.

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King Of The Conference
In Road to Glory mode, earn a spot on your Conference's All-Time Leaderboard


From your Road to Glory Dorm room press the button to go back to the main menu. From there go to Stats and Records, and then Leaderboards, and finally Offline Leaderboards. These are the leaderboards you must earn enough point to move onto. As you play the Road to Glory mode you will receive points for your performance. From your Dorm room press the again to go back to the main menu and go to My Career and then Accomplishments to view the in game and season accomplishments that will earn you extra points. For this trophy you must obtain enough points with your player to land on your Conference's All Time Offline Leaderboard. Every Conference is different and will have different levels of points with the better schools obviously being higher than the less good football programs. As soon as you obtain enough points to land on the board you will receive the trophy.

Important!!! if you are playing at a school that is in one of these Conferences:
  • ACC
  • Big 12
  • Conference USA
  • MAC
  • SEC


You need to make sure that you are looking at the Conference leaderboard and not just the leaderboard for your division as these conferences have two divisions of teams. I made this mistake on my first Road to Glory attempt and thought the game glitched and started over when I needed about 200 more points to achieve this leaderboard.

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The Best Of All Time
In Road to Glory Mode, earn a spot on the NCAA All-Time Leaderboard


From your Road to Glory Dorm room press the button to go back to the main menu. From there go to Stats and Records, and then Leaderboards, and finally Offline Leaderboards. These are the leaderboards you must earn enough point to move onto. As you play the Road to Glory mode you will receive points for your performance. From your Dorm room press the again to go back to the main menu and go to My Career and then Accomplishments to view the in game and season accomplishments that will earn you extra points. For this trophy you must obtain enough points with your player to land on NCAA All Time Offline Leaderboard. The NCAA leaderboard is the same for points no matter what school you are playing for. As soon as you obtain enough points to land on the board you will receive the trophy.

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Freshman Phenom
Win the Heisman Memorial Trophy with a Freshman in Road to Glory or Dynasty Mode


This one is a lot trickier than it sounds. In Road to Glory mode the easiest player to do this with will be your QB. Make yourself a scrambling QB so you can obtain yards from rushing and passing and try to average at least 250 yards and 3-4 TDs a game passing and 50-100 yards rushing and 1-2 TDs rushing per game. For Dynasty Mode refer to the I'm Outstanding trophy for strategies to win with your recruited Freshman RB.For the Heisman Trophy it does help if you play for a bigger school. It is not necessary but that will help you gain votes to play in a better Conference.

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Keep Them Guessing
Gain 200 rushing yards and 200 passing yards in the same game


This is a pretty easy trophy to obtain follow the simple rules of selecting teams if you are playing an Exhibition game. You must have 200 yards passing with all your players and 200 yards rushing with all you players. This doesn't have to be all with one or two players, it is cumulative for the entire team. Once you have this many yards for rushing and passing you will receive this trophy.



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