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Trophies

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

Unlock the indicated trophy by winning with the corresponding team.

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

Hints

Hook and Lateral play

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

Statue of Liberty play

The only way you can use this play is by using Boise State's offensive playbook. It is found in the "ACE Bunch" formation and is labeled as "Statue".

Getting into the "Wild Hog" formation

Choose Arkansas or the Arkansas playbook. Go to formation "Wildcat" and choose the "HB QB sub". This will be how Arkansas goes into the "Wild Hog" formation.

Best time to use hurdle

Typically when you go against your rival, a tackler will try and go for your legs. About 50% of the time you are running with the ball against a rival, hurdle.

Dynasty mode: Easy wins

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

In any mode that is one player, set the quarter length to overtime. Choose the team you want to lose. If you win the coin toss, select offense then choose a running play. Any HB Toss works most of the time. Run backwards to the opposite endzone and collect a safety (2 points). Your team will win 2-0 every time without having to play defense. If you do not want to collect losses to your profile record, select none on the profile selection screen just before you start the game.

Go to "Game Features" and select FBS or FCS roster. Choose any team and edit the offense. Edit their QB, RB, FB, WR, and TE positions down to 40. This makes the team you select more likely to defeat the team you changed.

Use the following trick to win the national championship easily. When selecting your schedule in Dynasty mode, choose as many ranked teams as possible. Once you are in the top 25, make any team ranked higher than you lose until you reach # 1.

Dynasty mode: Better trophies

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

Dynasty mode: Faster trophies

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 the Dynasty mode and repeat as many times as desired.
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Dynasty mode: Making a better team

Take control of eight teams at one time. You can try doing this with the entire Ivy League, but it is more difficult. Mid-major conferences work best, such as teams like Akron, Toledo, Idaho, etc. During pre-season recruiting, scout only five- and four-star recruits. Have each of the eight teams scout the exact same fifteen players. Because a scout can only have a list of eight possible choices, he will have to choose one of your schools. You will soon have five-star prospects signing with teams like New Mexico State or Idaho rather than Virginia Tech, USC, or Texas. However, this trick only works during in-season recruiting, but if you do this for a few years your team will be considerably better.

Dynasty mode: Drafting prospects

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 preseason in Dynasty mode, 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 in the prospect database as a one star recruit 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.

This trick takes a long time but it works. Begin a new dynasty. Before the first game of the season, pick your best 35 recruits whether they are the most interested or highest caliber. After you have added the recruits, but before you play the first game, make sure that you save your dynasty. Start at the top of your recruiting board with the first recruit and begin trying to unlock different pitches. Spend as much time as desired on any recruit. When you run out of time simply go back and reload the dynasty from the "Dynasty Setup" menu. Each time you unlock a pitch in the "Very High" or "Most" category, write it down. After you have worked the full list, which can take awhile, go back to your dynasty and load it from the beginning. You now have a full list of correct pitches to make to your recruits. Note: Each recruit will only have one "Most" pitch and two "Very High" pitches. Always try to sway any pitch that is "High" to the "Very High" setting.

Easy trophies for showcase

Go to the "Play Now" screen and select two teams that can play for a rivalry trophy (for example, Iowa State and Iowa). 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 added.

Hidden 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.

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 Square. You should now dive over the defenders and get a TD.

Campus Legend mode: Max stats

Create a character with maximum stats. Then, start a new Campus Legend mode. Instead of starting from scratch in high school, load your created character.

Campus Legend mode: Boost GPA

A great way to boost your GPA is 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 studying when you have free time (+.1 GPA)

Campus legend: Exporting senior to Madden 08

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. Stay for your senior year and at the end you will still be able to export you legend, even after your senior year.

Glitches

Seminole War Canoe missing from shrine

Play and win the game between Florida and Miami to get the Seminole War Canoe. It appears under Rivalry in the "Trophy View" menu, but it is nowhere to be found in your shrine.

Telephone trophy has wrong colors and team

Win the game between Missouri and Iowa State to unlock the Telephone trophy. Go to your shrine and open the trophy menu. Press X on the Telephone trophy to view it up close. Turn the trophy around to see the back. Look up at the telephone at the top of the trophy. Instead of Missouri and their colors on the back of the telephone, it is Michigan's name and colors.

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