NCAA Football 08

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Hook And Lateral play

The Hook And Lateral play is in Boise State's offensive playbook under the "Hail Mary" section. It is labeled as "Circus".

Statue Of Liberty play

The Statue Of Liberty play is in Boise State's offensive playbook under the "ACE Bunch" formation. It is labeled as "Statue".

Jumping the field

When you are about five yards from the opponent's end zone, select a HB Dive as a play. As soon as the HB gets the ball, tap X. You should now dive over the defenders and get a TD.

Boosting GPA in Campus Legend mode

A good way to boost your GPA is by doing extra studying. Some events like this are finishing a project in the library (+.4 GPA), fixing your computer for homework (+.2 GPA), or just studing when you have free time (+.1 GPA).

Exporting senior to Madden 08 in Campus Legend mode

When you begin your senior season and already have legend status, you will get the option of staying for your senior year or exporting your legend to Madden 08. If you stay, you will still be able to export your legend after your senior year.

Easier prospect drafting in Dynasty mode

When you first start the season, create a prospect and make sure to make his home state where your team is located. Then, talk to him on the phone about where he lives and the college being close. Most of the time, you will get a high ranking for that action.

During the pre-season, create a prospect that plays as a kicker or punter no matter what position you want to create. Make their hometown close to your campus. Customize the player to be as good at another position as desired, but set their kick power and kick accuracy to 0. They will be ranked as a one star recruit in the prospect database and will not usually even be offered a scholarship by other schools. Offer them a scholarship, and they will usually commit immediately. For example, if you make a one star kicker that no team wants, he will be ranked 99 as a QB.

Using injured players in Dynasty mode

If you have any injured player(s) on your roster going in to a game, start the game as normal. After the kickoff, pause the game and select restart. Once the game has restarted, your injured player(s) should be able to play.

Easy wins in Dynasty mode

Go to the settings, and change the quarter lengths to overtime. If you win the coin toss when the game begins, choose to play defense. When you score a touchdown while on offense, always go for a two point attempt (unless you only need to kick a field goal to win).

Better trophies in Dynasty mode

When creating your schedule, make sure to add as many ranked teams as possible. Try to go against the #1, #2, or #3 ranked team the most.

Faster trophies in Dynasty mode

Select a highly ranked team with good ratings (for example, USC or Michigan), and enter Dynasty mode. Simulate to the end of the season, and simulate all bowl games. You should earn two to four trophies depending on how well your team did. Then, save your profile, but not your dynasty. Exit Dynasty mode, and repeat as many times as desired.

Easy rivalry trophies

Go to the "Play Now" screen, and select two teams that can play for a rivalry trophy (for example, Colorado and Colorado State). Then, go to the stadium and weather options, and change the quarter length to one minute. Play the game, but do not switch teams in the middle or you will not get the trophy.

Trophies

Successfully complete the indicated task to unlock the corresponding award:

    BCS National Championship: Become the number one ranked college football team.

    Big East Championship: Have the most Big East conference wins.

    Gator Bowl Trophy: Win the Gator Bowl.

    Orange Bowl Trophy: Win the Orange Bowl.

    Sugar Bowl Trophy: Win the Sugar Bowl.

    Heisman Memorial Trophy: Become the most outstanding college player in the United States.

    Maxwell Award: Become the college player of the year.

    Davey O' Brien Award: Become the best quarter back.

    Doak Walker Running Back Award: Become the nation's number one running back on the field, in the classroom, and in the community.

    Receiver Of The Year: Become the number one wide receiver.

    Tight End Of The Year: Become the number one tight end.

    Back-To-Back National Champs: Win two consecutive national championships.

    Three-In-A-Row National Champs: Win three consecutive national championships.

Rivalry trophies

Win the indicated rivalry to unlock the corresponding trophy:

    Administaff Bayou Bucket: Houston vs. Rice
    Anniversary Award: Bowling Green vs. Kent State
    Apple Cup: Washington vs. Washington State
    Backyard Bowl: West Virginia vs. Pittsburgh
    Battle For Illibuck: Ohio State vs. Indiana
    Battle For The Bell: Tulane vs. Southern Miss
    Battle For The Land Grant: Michigan State vs. Penn State
    Battle Of I-10: UTEP vs. New Mexico State
    Battle Of I-25: New Mexico State vs. New Mexico
    Battle Of I-75: Bowling Green vs. Toledo
    Battle Of The Megaphone: Michigan State vs. Notre Dame
    Bedlam Game: Oklahoma State vs. Oklahoma
    Beehive Bell: Utah vs. Utah State
    Beehive Boot: Utah State vs. BYU or Utah
    Big Game: Cal vs. Stanford
    Black And Blue Bowl: Southern Miss vs. Memphis
    Black Diamond Trophy: West Virginia vs. Virginia Tech
    Border War: Colorado State vs. Wyoming
    Civil War: Oregon State vs. Oregon
    Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate: Georgia vs. Georgia Tech
    Commander In Chief Trophy: Air Force vs. Navy or Army
    Common Wealth Cup: Virginia Tech vs. Virginia
    Cy-Hawk Trophy: Iowa State vs. Iowa
    Deep South's Oldest Rivalry: Auburn vs. Georgia
    Egg Bowl: Ole Miss vs. Mississippi
    Florida-Georgia Game: Florida vs. Georgia
    Floyd Of Rose Dale: Minnesota vs. Iowa
    Fremont Cannon: UNKV vs. Nevada
    Golden Boot: Arkansas vs. LSU
    Governer's Victory Bell: Penn State vs. Minnesota
    Governors Cup: Florida vs. Florida State
    Governor's Cup: Louisville vs. Kentucky
    Holy War: BYU vs. Utah
    Ireland Trophy: Boston College vs. Notre Dame
    Iron Bowl: Alabama vs. Auburn
    Iron Skillet: TCU vs. SMU
    Jefferson-Eppes Trophy: Florida State vs. Virginia
    Jeweles Shillelagh: USC vs. Notre Dame
    Keg Of Nails: Cincinnati vs. Miami University
    Legends Trophy: Stanford vs. Notre Dame
    Lone Star Showdown: Texas A&M vs. Texas
    Mayers Cup: SMV vs. Rice
    Missouri-Nebraska Bell: Nebraska vs. Missouri
    Old Oaken Bucket: Purdue vs. Indiana
    Palmetto State: Clemson vs. South Carolina
    Paul Bunyan Trophy: Michigan vs. Michigan State
    Paul Bunyan's Axe: Wisconsin vs. Minnesota
    Peace Pipe: Western Michigan vs. Miami University
    Purdue Cannon: Purdue vs. Illinois
    Ram-Falcon Trophy: Colorado State vs. Air Force
    Red River Rivalry: Texas vs. Oklahoma
    Rocky Mountain Showdown: Colorado vs. Colorado State
    Seminole War Canoe: Florida vs. Miami
    Shillelagh Trophy: Purdue vs. Notre Dame
    Shwartzwaler Trophy: West Virginia vs. Syracuse
    Sweet Sioux Tomahawk: Northwestern vs. Illinois
    Telephone Trophy: Missouri vs. Iowa State
    Textile Bowl: Clemson vs. NC State
    The Big Game: Arizona vs. Arizona State
    The Little Brown Jug: Michigan vs. Minnesota
    Third Saturday In October: Alabama vs. Tennessee
    Tigers Rag: Tulane vs. Lsu
    Victory Bell: Cincinnati vs. Miami University
    Victory Bell: Duke vs. North Carolina
    Victory Bell: USC vs. UCLA
    Wagon Wheel: Akron vs. Kent State
    Williams Trophy: Tulsa vs. Rice

Hiding endzones

To make the endzones hidden, start a Play Now mode match. When you reach the field selection screen, set the game length to fifteen minutes, make the weather overcast cloudy, precipitation high, and temperature -20 degrees. If done correctly, in the upper corner should be a picture of a cloud with heavy snow. Start the game and by the second quarter there will be so much snow that the endzone lines and all other white lines will be gone.

Achievements

Accomplish the indicated achievement to get the corresponding number of Gamerscore points:

    Throw 4 TD Passes in a Game (15 points): Throw 4 touchdown passes in a single Play Now or Dynasty mode game.
    350 Total Passing Yards (15 points): Pass for 350 or more total yards in a Play Now or Dynasty mode game.
    200 Total Rushing Yards (15 points): Rush for 200 or more total yards in a Play Now or Dynasty mode game.
    Player Passing Record in a Game (25 points): Break the game record for passing yards with one player (716) in a Play Now or Dynasty mode game.
    No Interceptions in a Game (15 points): Do not throw any interceptions in a Play Now or Dynasty mode game.
    Win by 21 (10 points): Win a Play Now or Dynasty mode game by 21 points or more.
    Pass to 5 Different Receivers (10 points): Complete a pass to 5 or more different receivers in a Play Now or Dynasty mode game.
    100 Yard Receiver (10 points): Gain 100 or more receiving yards with a single player in a Play Now or Dynasty mode game.
    100 Yard Rusher (10 points): Rush for 100 or more yards with a single player in a Play Now or Dynasty mode game.
    Complete a 30 Yard Pass (10 points): Complete a pass for 30 or more yards in a Play Now or Dynasty mode game.
    Complete a 60 Yard Pass (20 points): Complete a pass for 60 or more yards in a Play Now or Dynasty mode game.
    Break a 30 Yard Run (10 points): Break a run for 30 or more yards in a Play Now or Dynasty mode game.
    Break a 60 Yard Run (20 points): Break a run for 60 or more yards in a Play Now or Dynasty mode game.
    Allow No Sacks (15 points): Do not give up any sacks in a Play Now or Dynasty mode game.
    Score 35 Points (15 points): Score 35 points or more in a Play Now or Dynasty mode game.
    Player Rushing Record in a Game (25 points): Break the game record for rushing yards with one player (406) in a Play Now or Dynasty mode game.
    Intercept 2 Passes (15 points): Intercept 2 passes in a Play Now or Dynasty mode game.
    Player Interception Record (25 points): Break the game record for interceptions with one player (5) in a Play Now or Dynasty mode game.
    Return Interception for a TD (20 points): Return an interception for a touchdown on defense in a Play Now or Dynasty mode game.
    Return Fumble for TD (20 points): Score a touchdown after recovering a fumble on defense in a Play Now or Dynasty mode game.
    Make 4 Sacks (20 points): Sack the opposing quarterback 4 or more times in a Play Now or Dynasty mode game.
    Held Under 200 Yards (10 points): Hold the opposition to under 200 total yards in a Play Now or Dynasty mode game.
    Held Under 100 Yards (25 points): Hold the opposition to under 100 total yards in a Play Now or Dynasty mode game.
    2 Sack Player (10 points): Make 2 sacks in a Play Now or Dynasty mode game with the same player.
    Score a Safety (30 points): Score a safety on defense in a Play Now or Dynasty mode game.
    Shutout (30 points): Prevent your opponent from scoring any points in a Play Now or Dynasty mode game.
    Punt Return for TD (15 points): Return a punt for a touchdown in a Play Now or Dynasty mode game.
    Kickoff Return for TD (20 points): Return a kickoff for a touchdown in a Play Now or Dynasty mode game.
    50 Yard Field Goal (25 points): Kick a 50 or more yard field goal in a Play Now or Dynasty mode game.
    50 Yard Punt (15 points): Punt the ball 50 or more net yards in a Play Now or Dynasty mode game.
    Block a Punt (25 points): Block a punt in a Play Now or Dynasty mode game.
    Block a Field Goal (25 points): Block a field goal in a Play Now or Dynasty mode game.
    Ranked Game (10 points): Play a ranked game.
    BCS Conference Invite (25 points): Get an invite to a BCS conference in single team Dynasty mode.
    Make Promise to a Prospect (10 points): Make a promise to a prospect in single team Dynasty mode.
    Conference Champs! (10 points): Win a conference championship game in single team Dynasty mode or Campus Legend mode.
    Heisman Memorial Trophy (25 points): Win the Heisman Memorial Trophy in single team Dynasty mode or Campus Legend mode.
    Bowl Win (10 points): Win a bowl game in single team Dynasty mode or Campus Legend mode.
    National Champions! (30 points): Lead your team to a BCS championship in single team Dynasty mode or Campus Legend mode.
    Develop New Pipeline State (25 points): Develop a new pipeline state in single team Dynasty mode.
    Mr. February (30 points): Have the #1 ranked recruiting class in a season in single team Dynasty mode.
    1-Star into 6-Star (50 points): Turn a 1-star prestige school into a 6-star prestige school in single team Dynasty mode.
    Perfect Game (30 points): Bowl a 300 Game in a single player Bowling Mini-Game.
    Win Tug-of-War (30 points): Win the Tug-of-War mini-game.
    High Score - Option Dash (30 points): Score 15,000 or more points in Option Dash.
    5-Star Legend Prospect (20 points): Create a 5-star legend prospect.
    Fill Up Legend Meter (30 points): Completely fill up the legend meter.
    Old Spice Red Zone Perfection (15 points): Complete a Play Now or Dynasty mode game with a Red Zone Efficiency rating of 100%.
    Old Spice Red Zone Shutout (20 points): Complete a Play Now or Dynasty mode game without giving up a touchdown while in the Red Zone.
    Pontiac 4th Quarter Comeback (30 points): Win a Play Now or Dynasty mode game when down by 14 to start the fourth quarter under the Varsity or higher difficulty.
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