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                                 NCAA Football 2005 (PS2) Strategy Guide v0.08
                                            By "Psycho Penguin" Steve McFadden

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1.0      INTRODUCTION

2.0      GAME BASICS
          2.1  Playing Offense
          2.2  Playing Defense
          2.3  Increased Game Challenge
          2.4  Home Field Advantage

3.0      GAME MODES
          3.1  Exhibition
          3.2  Dynasty
          3.3  Create A School
          3.4  Rivalry Games
          3.4  College Classics

4.0      ONLINE GUIDE
          4.1  Rankings
          4.2  Cheesers
          4.3  Quitters
          4.4  How To Have Fun Online
          4.5  Tournaments
          4.6  Online Modes
          4.7  Online FAQ

5.0      TEAM BY TEAM RUNDOWN
          5.1  Division 1A
          5.2  Division 1AA
          5.3  Classic Teams

6.0      CAMPUS CHALLENGE
          6.1  How to Play
          6.2  Scoring
          6.3  Pennants

7.0      FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

8.0      OTHER INFORMATION
          8.1  Credits
          8.2  Other Guides
          8.3  Author Information

9.0      CONCLUSION


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Here I have returned, with another college football guide. This time, it's for 
NCAA Football 2005. "But, Steve!", you may say. "You originally planned to do 
a NCAA Football 2004 guide! Now you've done guides for 2 NCAA games, but still 
no NCAA 2004 guide!" Well, that is because NCAA 2004 will take a long time, 
and I need side projects to keep me busy. Plus, it gives me more experience.

Well, I slacked off and didn't get NCAA 2004 done in time. I will eventually 
have it done, but for now, enjoy my attempt at the latest game in the series, 
and in my opinion, the best one yet!

Finally, I consider myself to be somewhat of a college football expert. While 
I am not the greatest player of all time, I know how to read defenses, play 
defense, run the option, play special teams, etc. I know the weaknesses and 
strengths of  every team, as I spend hours of my own free time researching 
each team. I am quite proficient at NCAA games in general, so writing for one 
is a logical pick.

I hope you enjoy this second attempt at a NCAA Football guide, and yes, I did 
take some stuff from my NCAA 2000 guide and incorporate it into this guide. 
The reason for that is simple. The two games are a lot alike, and therefore I 
don't need to rewrite large sections that can save me time by just cutting and 
pasting. Hope you understand and that it's not too much of a problem. Enjoy 
the guide. 

- Psycho Penguin

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Here is just a section for me to ramble about the various things you can do in 
NCAA 2005. Mainly, I will discuss how to control the different types of 
defenses and offenses you can run in the game, as well as an in-depth look at 
audibles. You can find the controls in the manual or in the game itself, so I 
won't bother including those. This is simply an in-depth breakdown of stuff 
the game provides help on, but only to a certain extent.

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         | 2.1 | OFFENSE     |
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The key to football may be defense, but if you don't have an offense, then you 
really won't get anywhere. Offense will help you score points, and you have to 
take advantage of the situations you are presented. The main tip I can offer 
for you when it comes to offense is VARIETY, VARIETY, VARIETY. Don't do the 
same thing over and over. The computer is a quick learner and will soon start 
stopping everything you do.

But, if you use variety, you'll keep your opponent on their heels. Like, 
running down the middle, then an option, then a toss, then a short pass, then 
another option, then a run down the middle, then a short pass, then a long 
pass. How is the defense supposed to react to all these different plays? As 
long as you keep varied, the defense will have a tough time stopping you.

That doesn't mean you can't find your favorite plays and master using them. I 
don't know every play with every team, as I usually stick with about 13 to 15 
per team. Like Mick Foley once said, "It's not how many moves you know, it's 
how you use the ones you do know." As long as you know a variety of plays, and 
use them consistently, then you won't have to really delve into the playbook 
for a new play.

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Let's look over each formation real quick, and what the advantages and 
disadvantages to each are. If you want to run, make sure to use a formation 
with a lot of offensive linemen and tight ends. Wishbone and I-Form work best. 
Also, the shotgun offense is good for options and draw plays, but it is mainly 
used for passing situations. Using the formations wisely is the key to a 
successful offense. Also, again, make sure to run different plays out of each 
formation. Don't run in I-Form all the time, or your opponent will catch on.

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Perhaps the most important offensive play in college football is the option 
play. The quarterback takes the ball and sprints to either side of the field, 
with a running back (or full back) behind him. You then have the option to 
pitch it to the running back, or hold onto it with the quarterback. Learning 
the option is very important, as it is a very risky move.

Why is the option so risky? Fumbles are a frequent problem. The quarterback 
has to make a snap decision whether he wants to hold onto the ball or not. If 
he pitches it, and there's a defender in between the quarterback and the 
running back, it will fall to the ground, and then it's anyone's ball. That's 
why you have to make sure it's safe to pitch before doing so.

Also, pitching it DOES NOT mean you will automatically get more yards than 
holding onto it. A corner could be blitzing, and therefore be right on the 
running back. If you pitch it back 3 yards, the cornerback will be right there 
to tackle the running back. You would have had 3 more yards if you held onto 
the ball with the quarterback. So, make sure to learn when to pitch and when 
not to.

Despite the risks, the option play is easiest the most important and valued 
play in all of college football, and one I use all the time. I strongly urge 
you to practice it a lot to get the hang of the play, as you will soon see the 
many advantages it brings to the table.

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Playing offense in NCAA Football 2005 is really challenging at first, due to 
the fact there's so many different types of offenses out there. You basically 
need to find an offense that best suits your playing style. Teams like Air 
Force and Nebraska use a power-based, option attack, which features lots of 
runs and option plays, but little passing. Meanwhile, a team like Florida has 
this spread, fun and gun type offense where passing is the name of the game.

The key is to find a team you like and learn how to use them. West coast 
offenses were the big thing in this game, so let me break down how to run the 
west coast offense for you real quickly. It may seem somewhat confusing at 
first, but once you get the hang of it, you will see why so many coaches 
decided to implement it into their systems.

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I recommend using the west coast offense only if you are a very patient person 
that won't mind the fact that every play doesn't have to go for 70 yards. It's 
also a risky offense to use, because if you fall behind, it suddenly becomes a 
whole lot less effective. It is best used for ball control. If your team has 
struggles with turnovers and time of possession, the west coast offense is 
definitely the best way to go.

The west coast offense was the big offense introduced to most of college 
football around the time NCAA 2003 came out. This is why you will see the game 
mention it a lot in those friendly blue boxes that seem to pop up at the 
beginning of every game. This offense is based on two things: short passes, 
and short runs. Let me explain how to do each one now.

Passing is simple. The key is to avoid blitzes and get off short passes a lot 
of the time. Ball control is the name of the game with the west coast offense. 
Find passes that rely on quick slants or curls, and get them to your 
receivers. 3 or 4 yard pickups is really the best you can ask for with this 
type of offense. Why would teams do that? Two reasons. 1, it gives you a time 
of possession advantage. Two, it really leads to a decrease of turnovers.

There's also one more reason why the west coast offense works: each time you 
do these short passes, the defense starts to creep up a little. That's when 
you hit them with a long pass play for a big gain. They'll start to go in 
Cover 2, leaving the corners in 1-on-1 situations with your receivers, and 
that's a battle you can normally win if your receivers are any good.

Running is just the way you would normally do it. Run the ball a lot, and run 
it effectively. Sweeps, Isos, Options, you really have to mix it up with this 
style of offense to see the desired effects. Don't expect to get a lot of big 
gains, but expect to have a nice, solid ball control offense that moves the 
ball downfield.

Advantages: Ball control offense gives you time of possession, big plays 
happen more frequently because defense will defend the short field, turnover 
rate goes down because of the short and safe passing game.

Disadvantages: It doesn't work if you're behind in the 4th quarter. You really 
need to have the lead for this type of offense to work. Also, you have to be 
really patient, and your running game won't be too much of a factor. 

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The wishbone offense is a little tricky to explain at first, and its strengths 
are simple but effective. This offense is best used only if you want to run 
the ball a lot, because you will get no receivers. You only get two tight ends 
and fullbacks spread out to the left and the right of the quarterback, and a 
running back behind them in the middle. It ends up looking something like 
this:

     TE OL OL OL OL OL TE
              QB
        FB         FB
              RB

It's a very cool looking offense, and it gives you a lot of run protection, 
because the defense doesn't know what side you are going to run on. Also, you 
get a lot of cool looking plays to run, like HB Direct, Triple Option, Weak 
Pitch, and more. It is almost impossible for the defense to predict what you 
will do next when you line up in this formation, and that is a big time 
strength.

The big problem, however, is your only pass catching threats are in the tight 
end and running back positions. You don't get a single wide receiver, so the 
defense will stay at home and let anything go past the line of scrimmage. Big 
time runs are hard to come by with this offense simply because the safeties 
will NEVER play deep on a wishbone offense. Even if you throw the ball, it's 
going on a screen or to the tight end, and safeties don't worry about that too 
much.

For teams that like to run the ball a lot (Air Force and Nebraska spring to 
mind), this is the logical offense for you to run. They don't have very good 
receivers to begin with, so staying in this formation for much of the game and 
spreading the ball out to different areas of the field will keep the defense 
in a constant guessing game as they have to figure out what run is coming 
next.

Advantages: Gives tons of run protection, thanks to the two tight ends and two 
fullbacks, and will always keep the defense on its heels because of the 
variety of plays that can be run in any direction.

Disadvantages: Safeties won't go deep and will stay at home, usually 
preventing a big play. No receivers means the passing game is very limited. If 
the defense stops you on 1st or 2nd down, you'll be in trouble.


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In my opinion, playing defense is a lot harder than playing offense. The 
reason I say this is because with offense, you know ahead of time what you 
have to do. On defense, you have to guess what your opponent is going to do, 
and then react to it. It's a little tougher, but fortunately it only takes a 
little bit of practice before it becomes easier to handle. 

The key to defenses is to mix your packages up. Know exactly what you're 
doing, and recognize the strengths and weaknesses to each coverage. I will 
soon give you a rundown of all the different kinds of things you can do to mix 
up your defense in an attempt to confuse the offense. Shifting linebackers, 
calling audibles, and moving the coverage team back and forth are ways to 
confuse the opponent further.

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First things first, who should you control on defense? If you suck at pass 
defense (like I do), let the computer take care of it, and then switch to the 
person nearest the receiver when the ball is in the air. I almost always 
control a defensive lineman, unless I KNOW the run is coming, then I move my 
defensive line in, spread my linebackers out, and then control a linebacker, 
to react to whatever side the runner goes (he probably won't go down the 
middle when he sees my defensive line closed in).

There are, of course, some disadvantages to doing this. By controlling a 
defensive lineman, you don't get to see down the field as much as you may with 
controlling a free safety or linebacker. The computer AI is not that smart and 
will often leave receivers open, without your intention. Therefore, if you 
feel safe with your pass coverage, and feel you can make more plays by 
controlling a free safety or cornerback, then by all means, go for it.

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Here I am going to give you a rundown on every formation available in the 
game, and what the strengths and weaknesses to each one of them are. Choosing 
the right formation is critical to your success, and knowing what formation to 
use in each situation will prove to be very helpful.

4-4: This formation puts 8 guys in the box, meaning it is used solely to stop 
the run and short passes. Long passes in shotgun sets will burn this defense 
every time, so only go on this formation if you expect the run coming. Short 
passes in Cover 3 are useless as well, so if you expect a screen, use 4-4 as 
well. Blitzes also are effective from this formation.

5-2: This is sort of like nickel defense, but it gives you one more defensive 
lineman, and one less secondary defender. This is a good defense if you want 
to rush the quarterback, because you get 5 defensive linemen to match their 5 
offensive linemen (this is the only formation where you get 5 defensive 
linemen.) Linebackers are good for pass coverage, as well. This is a very 
underrated defense that comes in handy in key running and short yardage 
situations.

4-3: This is one of the "base" defenses in the game, along with 3-4. This 
formation allows you to get a little bit of pressure on the quarterback, while 
still having linebackers to help out in the middle of the field. I only use 
this defense on a few plays each game, because 3-4 is a little bit better for 
me. 4-3 works better against the run than 3-4, and 3-4 works better against 
the pass than 4-3 does.

3-4: The main "base" defense of the game, it is one I recommend you use for a 
good portion of the game, as its only main weakness is runs down the middle, 
but if you blitz the linebackers to the middle of the field, that won't be as 
effective either. It's also good for Zone defenses, and if you expect a pass 
on 3rd and 6 or more, 3-4 is sometimes the best way to go, surprisingly 
enough. 

Nickel: The nickel defense is like the 5-2 in a way, but instead of getting an 
extra defensive lineman, you get an extra cover guy instead. This makes the 
nickel defense one of the prime choices for pass coverage (I actually prefer 
it to dime defense due to the extra linebacker you get in nickel coverage, who 
I usually end up controlling.), as it not only stops the pass well, it's also 
somewhat effective against the run.

Dime: Surprisingly, I don't see much use with the dime defense in this game. 
Even on 3rd and Long, I tend to stick with the Nickel defense. The only time I 
use Dime, I usually end up doing a Corner or Safety Blitz, just to try to 
confuse my opponent. Otherwise, I almost never use this defense, due to the 
weak run defense, and the fact that passes seem to be completed a lot on this 
defense even with the 6 defensive backs on the field.

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In order to have a successful defense, you are going to have to blitz 
sometimes. There are really two types of blitzes: run blitzes and pass 
blitzes, but since the game doesn't really differentiate between the two, I 
won't waste your time rambling about that crap. Instead, I will focus on the 
kinds of blitzes you can do, why blitzing works, why it doesn't work, when to 
blitz, and when not to blitz.

First of all, a blitz is simply a defensive play where a person that's not a 
defensive lineman rushes the quarterback. This can be a linebacker, safety, or 
corner. You can also find blitzes where multiple people blitz, as you can get 
a linebacker/safety or safety/corner blitz going. These prove to be very 
effective at times, for a couple of reasons.

Let's say you don't blitz for a while. The quarterback is starting to become 
pretty comfortable throwing the ball and finding a wide open receiver. What do 
you do? Blitz both corners. He goes back to pass.. and BOOM! He gets sacked. 
Because he didn't see the blitz coming. It's always good to surprise your 
opponent with a well-timed blitz, and they usually prove to be pretty 
effective.

Now, there are downsides to blitzes of course. If the quarterback sees the 
blitz coming, he will almost always be able to complete a pass to a wide open 
guy. Since someone is blitzing, that means a person he is supposed to be 
covering is usually left wide open in the field of play. If the quarterback 
sees him and gets the pass off in time, it will almost always end up with a 
nice little completion.

There is good news, though. Sometimes, he will throw on one foot, or throw on 
the run, and miss the targeted receiver completely. But other times, he will 
make a bad decision, and throw a pass that you can easily intercept. BLITZES 
CAUSE TURNOVERS. That is the #1 reason to use a blitz sometimes, to give you a 
shot of intercepting the ball, or making the quarterback fumble. 

When should you blitz? Always find the right times and situations to blitz. 
The quarterback may be getting comfortable in the pocket, so if he is, throw a 
blitz at him. Even if he completes the pass, the blitz is now in the back of 
his mind, and if you go into zone coverage next play, he will be a little 
confused and hopefully make a bad decision.

Just make sure not to blitz too much. Don't blitz if you just blitzed, and 
don't blitz on 3rd and 4-6, because he will just find a receiver open in the 
middle of the field for a first down. Keep the blitzing to a minimum (under 25 
percent) and you should be fine. Good luck.

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To wrap up this section, I will give a quick wrapup of the difference between 
zone coverage and man to man coverage, so you will have an easier time with 
pass defense. They are the main two kinds of pass defense, and they are both 
quite different. Man defense relies more on tight coverage with one corner on 
one receiver. In zone, the receivers are usually left open, but safeties and 
corners blanket them, so when the pass is thrown, they run over to tip it.

The problem with zone coverage is that the quarterback can call something like 
an out pattern, and the receiver will blow right through the zone defense for 
a big game. The problem with man to man is that hooks and similar passes will 
cause you problems. You have to recognize the weaknesses in each defense and 
try to fix them, because usually your opponent will be able to find the wide 
open receiver.

The main problem with man to man is that your corners will end up with one-on-
one situations a lot of the time, so make sure you have good solid corners if 
you use this defense a lot. I hate having to defend a long pass with a corner 
and having him completely miss the pass, leaving the receiver open for an easy 
touchdown. The lack of safety help is a definite concern.

ZONE 
Advantage: Safeties stay in middle of the field, so they're able to help out a 
cornerback when the ball is in the air.
Disadvantage: Slants will be a nightmare, as the receiver will turn past the 
safety and keep going, usually left wide open.

MAN TO MAN
Advantage: Corners play tight coverage, preventing slants and other passes of 
the like.
Disadvantage: It's easy to take advantage of weaker corners after a while, and 
hooks will work almost every time.

OVERALL
I advise playing zone defense most of the time. Man is too easy to beat by 
experienced quarterbacks.

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Playing defense in NCAA Football 2005, or any other game in the series for 
that matter, is a trial and error method that takes time to develop. If you 
are patient, learn the different kinds of defenses and blitzes, and use them 
effectively, you should be fine. Remember to mix up coverages, and remember 
that you won't stop every play, and you will be just fine, I promise.

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PASSING
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The first thing you will notice about the game when you first play is that 
yes, it's really challenging. The defense reacts a lot quicker now, making 
passing plays especially difficult. The key to beating the computer is 
throwing a variety of passes, mainly short, and never throwing into coverage. 
The computer reacts great, as cornerbacks will now tip balls a lot more. 
Scramble a lot until you see someone surely open, then throw softly into their 
hands.


RECEIVING
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Receivers also drop more balls than ever, if you computer control them. When 
the ball is in the air, control them by pushing X, and then pushing the catch 
button when the ball goes into their hands. This makes drops less frequent, 
although they do still occur from time to time. This is college football, 
after all.


RUNNING
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Running the ball is also a tad harder. Now, you have to hit the hole properly. 
No more running to the inside on counters, or doing 9 draw plays in a row. 
Draw plays almost never work because the defensive tackles will react much 
more quicker now, so running plays to the outside actually work best, as long 
as the defense isn't blitzing. I like to run down the middle about 50 percent 
of the time, running option 30 percent, and run a counter 20 percent. 

The key now is mixing up your plays. Since the defense is much smarter, they 
will react quicker to anything you do. If you run counters consistently, the 
defensive linemen will start to shoot to the running back quicker, as will the 
linebackers. If you run down the middle a lot, then run a counter, the 
linebacker will still play the middle, but you will be on the outside, leading 
to a big gain.

Also, make sure to run plays to the weak side as well as the strong side. You 
may think there's less blockers, but there will always be blockers helping you 
(fullback will run to weak side when ball is snapped), and the defense may 
think you are running to the strong side, leading to a big gain. It works a 
lot, I assure you.


DEFENSE
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Playing defense is actually not so hard, however, as the added computer 
awareness actually helps you a lot. Running plays are easy to stop as your 
defensive linemen are much better now, even if you're playing with a bad team. 
Playing zone defenses a lot helps vs. passing attacks, as man defense suddenly 
sucks.. the receivers will always zoom by the corners, leading to huge pass 
plays. 

I always recommend playing a 4-3 or 3-4 Cover 2 Zone for the majority of the 
game, as there's really no better defense in the game. Mix in a few blitzes, 
mainly of the corner variety, but don't do this too often, as the quarterback 
will pick up on this quickly, and it will lead to huge holes in your defense. 
For instance, if a corner blitzes, no one's covering the guy, so the QB can 
get it to him quickly. So, only blitz about 30 percent of the time for the 
most success.

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Another big time addition is home field advantage. Now, it is much harder to 
win on the road than it normally is. This is because the crowd now factors 
directly into your team's performance. The louder they are, the lousier your 
team tends to play. Keeping your cool and making smart decisions is the key to 
victory in these situations.

An important addition is the matchup stick. Push the right analog button to 
the right before a play to trigger the matchup stick. This shows who is a good 
player, who is a bad player, who is composed, and who is rattled by the 
pressure. Works well in road situations.

There are some important things to remember when playing on the road. The 
tougher the place you are playing, the louder it is, and the harder it is to 
control plays. It is much harder to play in Florida than, say, Idaho. If 
you're playing in a tough venue, there are some certain tips that will benefit 
you greatly:

- Run the ball a lot. Ball control offense is key to success as well as 
keeping the crowd quiet, as it keeps the other offense off the field, and 
bores the crowd with your persistent running. If you can run the ball 
successfully, you have a good chance of winning, or at least not letting the 
crowd factor in your loss as much as they normally would.

- Don't make silly mistakes. Turnovers are the #1 killer of teams on the road. 
Play it safe on 3rd and long. Don't make bad passes. Don't do a lot of spin 
and juke moves. Remember KSU vs Oklahoma last year? KSU played it safe early, 
then opened it up later once they had their confidence going. There's no 
reason to play dangerous on the road, unless you're behind and running out of 
time.

- However, this doesn't mean you can't spring a big play on the defense. This 
will shut the crowd up quickly. Mix in play action passes with your short 
range running attack, and watch the defense bite on it eventually. Nothing 
says "shut up" like a 20 play, 70 yard drive that takes 4 minutes, then a 80 
yard TD bomb on the next drive.

- Stick with the gameplan. You know what kind of team you are. If you're Air 
Force, use the Triple Option. If you're Florida, do the spread offense. You're 
still the same team, just harder to use now.

- Don't audible and hot route a lot at the line. It's very hard to do so, and 
your players will sometimes mess up and then you'll be in trouble. Live with 
the playbook for the most part. Motioning is okay, though.

- On defense, be aggressive but not overly aggressive. Blitz a lot, but not 
too much. I know I'm contradicting myself, but basically play some zone 
defense, then blitz out of nowhere. The QB will make mistakes and the crowd 
will get frustrated.

If you're playing at home, it's way easier. Remember you can hush the crowd at 
the line by pushing R2, as well as pumping them up while on defense. Again, 
the tougher the crowd, the louder the bar goes, and the harder it is for the 
opponent to call plays. Two things to remember at home:

- No ball control offense usually. It bores the crowd. Run it sometimes, but 
make sure to keep the offense varied and open to keep the crowd into it. Only 
do ball control when you're winning in 4th quarter.. crowd won't mind then.

- Audible and hot route away! Remember to push R2 to shut the crowd up, then 
have fun.

Here are the toughest venues to play in NCAA Football 2005:

1.  Florida          10. Georgia            19. Auburn
2.  Tennessee        11. Iowa               20. Syracuse
3.  Ohio State       12. Michigan           21. Alabama
4.  LSU              13. Virginia Tech      22. Kansas State
5.  Oregon           14. Florida State      23. West Virginia
6.  Washington       15. Notre Dame         24. Washington State
7.  Texas A+M        16. Clemson            25. Miami (FL)
8.  Wisconsin        17. Penn State
9.  Nebraska         18. Oklahoma

I don't necessarily agree with all of these, but there's the list.

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         | 3.1 | EXHIBITION |
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This is not the hardest thing in the world to figure out. Exhibition mode is 
basically a game where you select one team and you face off against another 
team. No strings attached, just one on one game. Nothing too fancy, so let's 
move onto something else far more complicated.

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         | 3.2 | DYNASTY |
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This is pretty much the main draw of the game, and for good reason. In dynasty 
mode, you select a team and try to build them into a national powerhouse. You 
become the coach basically, and you sign new players, make a schedule, become 
a disciplinarian, recruit, raise team prestige, redshirt players, create off 
season plans, and oh yeah, play the games.

The number one question people often wonder when they select dynasty mode is, 
what team should they be? It depends really. While it is easier to be USC or 
Miami, they are already well established programs and the challenge of taking  
a team and making them good is virtually erased. It is more interesting to 
take a USC or Miami and to try to KEEP them good, but it's still not as 
challenging.

Therefore, it's more fun to select a team that's mediocre or crappy and to try 
to build them up. I selected Northwestern, as I like them, they play in a 
tough conference, have trouble recruiting, and aren't that good (but not awful 
either). With 176 or so teams to select from, the possibilities are virtually 
endless. 

Once you select a team, you first have to decide what players to redshirt for 
the upcoming year. This means, you sit them down for a year, so they can't 
play, and can learn the system. It also means they get an additional year of 
eligibility, so they can play a year after they graduate. It means you don't 
get to use them now, but you get a smart player who knows the system for an 
extra year down the line. However, it's not crucial to do so now, so just 
select a player or two for loaded positions and move on.

Here are the options you get for a dynasty mode. Note there are tons of 
different ones, and each one is fairly useful. 

PLAY WEEK
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This is to play your next game. You get two options here.. one is for weekly 
schedule, one is for team schedule. Useful to track your previous games, or to 
check out scores of games played that week that may impact your team's 
ranking.

SPORTS ILLUSTRATED
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BOWL RANKINGS: The top 25 rankings as determined by the BCS system. Only 
implemented after a certain amount of weeks have gone by.

TOP 25 POLLS: The top 25 teams as voted by the coaches and writers.

HEISMAN WATCH: Keep an eye out on the Heisman Trophy frontrunners.

AWARD SEMIFINALISTS: Track who's on pace to be in the final runnings of 
prestigious trophies.

PLAYERS OF THE WEEK: Offensive and defensive national players of the week are 
listed here.

CONFERENCE STANDINGS: Check out how your team is doing in the conference, or 
check out other conferences.

ARCHIVED COVERS: Previous covers of SI issues in your dynasty. Each week has a 
new cover.

STAT BOOK
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Tracks how your team is doing.. nationally and player wise. Check season 
stats, career stats, team stats, and stat rankings.

COACH OPTIONS
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STRATEGY: Choose the playbook you want to use, the type of offense your team 
will employ, the type of defense used, what your coaching strategy will be, 
and how conservative/aggressive your team will be.

POSITIONS: See who else is interested in hiring you.

REPORT CARD: Track how you are doing. Includes career record, coach prestige, 
last game played, news from AD, fan base, average attendance, job security, 
season record, and a multitude of useful career statistics.

FEATURES/MY NCAA
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Change the settings, fix rosters, or create your own playbook!

Now that you know all of this, time to play your first game. You can either 
use the current schedule or modify your existing one, by going to the schedule 
section. Once you play your 1st game, you can no longer fix the schedule the 
way you like it.

During the year, you will encounter players who do stupid things, and you must 
punish them. Before a game, a box will come up stating that a player broke a 
rule, and you can choose to punish him. Each time you punish a player, a 
certain amount of points are taken away. Once down to zero, NCAA will 
investigate. Fortunately, you should be able to run a clean program and not 
have to worry about that.

As you play through games, you can track your team's progress. Once done a 
year, you have to recruit players, and that's when the fun begins. First, 
check the school budgets. You can fix the points up to your liking.. for 
instance, remove points from discipline and add them onto recruiting. The 
choice is yours.

After doing so, check out your players leaving, and then focus on replacing 
them with new recruits. This is the most fun of dynasty mode, and I almost 
gave it its own section, but I decided to just place it here. Recruiting is 
when you check America and get players to commit to your program. It's the 
only way to maintain the program.

Check your interested prospects list and focus most of your attention on them. 
The better the player, the more recruiting points you should use. Recruiting 
points are points you get to recruit players.. you only get a certain amount 
each week, but they refresh each week so feel free to use them all up each 
week. Like I said, focus first on top players and holes in your team.

There are several different pitches. Playing time, coaching style, coach 
prestige, program prestige, and location. Focus mostly on playing time and 
coaching style if you're a rebuilding program, as coaching and team prestige 
hasn't been great yet. Players do like playing time and the chance to be part 
of a magical rebuilding team, so make sure to pitch playing time to a lot of 
players. Some are interested in other things though, so keep that in mind.

Once you offer all the available scholarships and run out of recruiting 
points, advance to the next week. Now, you very rarely will have signed a 
player. That's okay. Keep focusing on the ones that are interested in your 
program. Some players have already signed elsewhere, or with you. So, focus on 
other players. 

By week 3, you should start to see some recruits coming in. Remember to focus 
on holes in your team. Once recruiting is done, you should have a solid roster 
of players. The rest can be filled via walk ons if need be. Now, the final 
three steps before moving onto the next season.

TRAINING RESULTS: Put the players through training camp to improve good ones 
and see which ones don't have what it takes to be in your program.

CUT PLAYERS: Cut loose the mediocre players, only do this if your roster is 
above 70, otherwise don't worry about it as it's better to have a mediocre 
player as emergency than no player at all.

SET DEPTH CHART: Find space for your new recruits and pick your starters for 
the upcoming season. Higher rated players should go first of course, but 
remember that sometimes you should focus on individual things, like speed over 
power, or whatnot, if your program fits a certain style.

Now you're onto season 2, where the cycle will continue. Eventually, you can 
sign with new programs who want you to help rebuild them. It never ends! Have 
fun.

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         | 3.3 | CREATE A SCHOOL |
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Creating a school is one of the most fun things to do in NCAA 2005. You start 
from the ground up, designing a school's stadium, naming them, giving them 
uniforms, the whole 9-yards. Here is a quick rundown of all the things you can 
do in this mode.

1st Page: You can design their colors, give them a nickname, and more. Picking 
a cool fight song is easy because they give you a ton of options, mascot may 
be a little tough though because you can't design your own. :( Abbreviation is 
the name that shows when you're playing the game.

2nd Page: Here is where you design the stadium your team will kick ass in. You 
can do anything from placing the location of the video screen, to what kind of 
art you want in the end zone. It's really great.

3rd Page: Here is the final stop. You can create your school's uniforms. I 
have a lot of fun doing this and I am sure you will too! I especially like 
giving them crazy alternate uniforms and pulling them out for special games.


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         | 3.4 | RIVALRY GAMES |
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Rivalry games are pretty simple stuff. You select a rivalry game in the play 
now screen, or play one during a dynasty, and if you win, you get a trophy. As 
you can see, some trophies are given in a series of games over the season, 
like the Commander in Chief Trophy. 

Here are the trophies you can earn in NCAA 2005:

Administaff Bayou Bucket - Houston vs Rice
Apple Cup - Washington vs Washington State
Beehive Boot - BYU vs Utah vs Utah State vs Weber State
Black Diamond Trophy - Virginia Tech vs West Virginia
Bronze Boot - Colorado State vs Wyoming
Commander-in-Chief's Trophy - Air Force vs Army vs Navy
Commonwealth Cup - Virginia vs Virginia Tech
Cy-Hawk Trophy - Iowa vs Iowa State
Floyd of Rosedale - Iowa vs Minnesota
Fremont Cannon - Nevada vs UNLV
Golden Boot - Arkansas vs LSU
Golden Egg Trophy - Mississippi State vs Ole Miss
Golden Hat - Oklahoma vs Texas
Governor's Cup - Kansas vs Kansas State
Governor's Cup - Kentucky vs Louisville
Governor's Victory Bell - Minnesota vs Penn State
Illibuck - Illinois vs Ohio State
Ireland Trophy - Boston College vs Notre Dame
Iron Skillet - Southern Methodist vs Texas Christian
Jeweled Shillelagh - Notre Dame vs USC
Keg of Nails - Cincinnati vs Louisville
Land Grant Trophy - Michigan State vs Penn State
Little Brown Jug - Michigan vs Minnesota
Maloof Trophy - New Mexico vs New Mexico State
Marching Drum - Kansas vs Missouri
Megaphone - Michigan State vs Notre Dame
Missouri-Nebraska Bell - Missouri vs Nebraska
ODK- Foy Sportsmanship Trophy - Alabama vs Auburn
Old Brass Spittoon - Indiana vs Michigan State
Old Oaken Bucket - Indiana vs Purdue
Paul Bunyan Trophy - Michigan vs Michigan State
Paul Bunyan's Axe - Minnesota vs Wisconsin
Peace Pipe - Bowling Green vs Toledo
Purdue Cannon - Illinois vs Purdue
Semninole War Cannon - Florida vs Miami
Shillelagh Trophy - Notre Dame vs Purdue
Silver Spade - New Mexico State vs UTEP
Stanford Axe - California vs Stanford
Sweet Sioux Tomahawk - Illinois vs Northwestern
Telephone Trophy - Iowa State vs Missouri
Territorial Cup - Arizona vs Arizona State
Textile Bowl Trophy - Clemson vs NC State
The Bell - Marshall vs Ohio
Tiger Rag - LSU vs Tulane
Victory Bell - Cincinatti vs Miami (Ohio)
Victory Bell - Duke vs North Carolina
Victory Bell - UCLA vs USC
Wagon Wheel - Akron vs Kent State
Williams Trophy - Rice vs Tulsa

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         | 3.5 | COLLEGE CLASSICS |
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This is another SUPER fun mode, one of many to be found in this incredible 
game. You get to choose a classic game from years past, and start from a 
certain situation in the game, and try to rewrite history, or keep history the 
way it is in some instances. Here is a quick rundown of all the college 
classics you will get to play through:

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1980 SMU at 1980 BYU: December 19, 1980
-> BYU 46, SMU 45 <-
SMU: Overall B, Offense B, Defense B+, Special Teams A-
BYU: Overall B+, Offense B+, Defense B, Special Teams B+

Description: "America's Most Exciting Bowl Game", otherwise known as the 
Holiday Bowl, was an old-fashioned shootout in the 1980 version of the game 
between BYU and SMU. BYU is trailing 45-31 late in the 4th quarter. Can you 
lead a "Cougar Comeback", just as the legendary BYU quarterback did over 20 
years ago?

How to Win: This one is kind of easy. You start off at 45-31 and about to kick 
an extra point, to make it 45-32. Kick an onside kick, and get a quick score 
to make it 45-39. Now, you can kick it deep if you have around 1:35-1:40 left, 
because they gave you all three timeouts even though the real BYU did not have 
them. Make SMU punt, get the ball back, and drive the ball down the field for 
a game winning touchdown.
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1982 Stanford at 1982 California: November 20, 1982
-> California 25, Stanford 20 <-
Stanford: Overall B+, Offense A-, Defense B, Special Teams A-
California: Overall B, Offense B+, Defense B, Special Teams B-

Description: This game will be forever known for one play. To this day, "The 
Play" is one of college football's most memorable moments. The 1982 regular 
season matchup between Cal and Stanford wasn't for the Pac 10 title. It had no 
national title implications. But it did have a marching band and a five 
lateral last-second kickoff return for a touchdown. Take control of Cal and 
see if you can lead them to victory in he final seconds, this time without the 
help of the band.

How to Win: It starts off with Stanford attempting the field goal, so you can 
cheat and turn the CPU kicker sliders all the way down, go in JV, and pump the 
crowd all the way up. If you feel like attempting the kickoff, you can go 
about it one of two ways. Fair catch the kickoff and  call a hail mary, but 
that doesn't work too often. The kickoff itself is the fun part, you can do 
all sorts of crazy laterals in an attempt to win. I wish the marching band was 
there, though. :(
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1983 Missouri at 1983 BYU: December 23, 1983
-> BYU 21, Missouri 17 <-
Missouri: Overall B+, Offense B, Defense B+, Special Teams B+
BYU: Overall B, Defense A-, Defense B, Special Teams B-

Description: The 1983 Holiday Bowl matched up the BYU Cougars and the Missouri 
Tigers. BYU used a trick play halfback pass to the quarterback to cap a 4th 
quarter comeback win. Take control of the Cougars with 30 seconds left, 
trailing 17-14 and see if you can come up with the win as well.

How to Win: Hm.. another BYU Holiday Bowl game. Haha, it'd be funny if the 
game made you do the HB Option Pass to the QB, but it doesn't. This one is 
kind of easy, though. You got only 14 yards to go for a touchdown, and one 
timeout, so winning is almost automatic unless you suck. You can even run a QB 
Draw or option play because BYU's quarterback (Steve Young, ever heard of 
him?) is pretty fast, and you have a timeout to work with anyways. You can 
always try for overtime if you have to, you're in field goal range 
automatically anyways so it's a last resort.
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1983 Miami at 1983 Nebraska: January 1, 1984
-> Miami 31, Nebraska 30 <-
Miami: Overall B, Offense B+, Defense B, Special Teams B-
Nebraska: Overall B, Offense B+, Defense B, Special Teams B

Description: The Cornhuskers came into the 1984 Orange Bowl undefeated, ranked 
#1 and as heavy favorites. The #4 Hurricanes took that underdog role and got 
out to an early lead. But with 48 seconds remaining, the Huskers scored a 
touchdown making it 31-30. Instead of going for 1 point and the tie, the 
Nebraska coach decided to go for 2 and the win. Take control of the Huskers 
and go for the win.

How to Win: You start off at 31-30 and all you need is a two point conversion. 
An option play from shotgun seems to work well, or a HB Angle pass. Maybe a 
draw play. This is one of the easier ones to complete.
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1984 Boston College at 1984 Miami: November 23, 1984
-> Boston College 47, Miami 45 <-
Boston College: Overall B+, Offense A, Defense B, Special Teams B
Miami: Overall B+, Offense A-, Defense B+, Special Teams B+

Description: It's arguably the most famous play in college football history. 
The 1984 Boston College-Miami regular season matchup featured a huge 
performance by a pint-sized quarterback. The Boston College QB threw for 476 
yards and 3 touchdowns. But no other pass was as important as that last second 
63-yard Hail Mary, which gave Boston College the win and gave their 
quarterback the Heisman Trophy. Take control of the Eagles and try to 
duplicate this great moment in college football history.

How to Win: It takes a while sometimes. You need to throw the ball all the way 
down the field, Hail Mary style, and hope for a miracle user catch. Rollout to 
the left or right and heave the ball down the field in hopes of catching it. 
It may take a few tries, I think it took me seven tries before I finally 
caught the ball.
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1985 Alabama at 1985 Auburn: November 30, 1985
-> Alabama 25, Auburn 23 <-
Alabama: Overall B+, Offense B+, Defense B, Special Teams B+
Auburn: Overall B, Offense A-, Defense B, Special Teams B-

Description: Some call it the greatest Iron Bowl ever. The 1985 Alabama-Auburn 
matchup was a classic battle in their fierce rivalry. Auburn came into the 
game with the best running back in the country, a future Heisman Trophy 
winner. On this day, however, a kicker was the difference. The Alabama 
placekicker made 4 field goals on the way to a 25-23 Alabama victory. Relive 
this moment by taking over as Alabama in the 4th quarter, needing one last 
drive to win the game. Roll Tide!

How to Win: The kicker is great, so getting him into field goal range is the 
toughest part. However, you get plenty of time to work with (57 seconds), and 
a hurry-up offense will work best. Fix your audibles up in the menu and go to 
work. Try to reach for the sidelines whenever possible to conserve clock. I 
like throwing the Shotgun Spread Deep Attack, the L button receiver slants 
left and I usually throw it to him in man coverage, or deep if in zone.
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1986 Miami vs 1986 Penn State: January 2, 1987
-> Penn State 14, Miami 10 <-
Miami: Overall A-, Offense A, Defense A, Special Teams B
Penn State: Overall B-, Offense B-, Defense B, Special Teams C+

Description: The 1987 Fiesta Bowl between the Miami Hurricanes and the Penn 
State Nittany Lions was the first in the Fiesta's history to decide the 
national championship. It was a tale of two entirely different styles. Penn 
State was quiet and confident. The Hurricanes got off their plane in Tempe 
dressed in military fatigues. The Penn State defense was dominant, forcing 
Miami's QB to throw 5 INTs. Can you lead Miami down the field in the final 
minutes to capture the national title?

How to Win: Yay, I told you some made you rewrite history. This time, you have 
a world of time to work with, 3:09 left, and 1 timeout, starting on the 23. 77 
yards to go with that amount of time is cake. Run some draw plays out of 
shotgun to confuse the defense, and keep the defense honest. Try to score with 
as little time as possible to avoid having to go on defense. This is one of 
the easier ones to complete. 
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1990 Notre Dame vs 1990 Colorado: January 1, 1991 
-> Colorado 10, Notre Dame 9 <-
Notre Dame: Overall B, Offense B+, Defense B, Special Teams B
Colorado: Overall B, Offense B+, Defense B+, Special Teams B-

Description: The 1991 Orange Bowl was a matchup between the top ranked 
Colorado Buffaloes and the #5 Notre Dame Fighting Irish. This game had 
national title implications because a Colorado win could've given them at 
least a share of the national title. Colorado had some bad luck at the end of 
the 1st half when their star QB went down with a knee injury. With Colorado 
clinging to a 10-9 lead late in the 4th quarter, they were punting to the 
Irish and their star return man. Can you make something happen here?

How to Win: You play as Notre Dame, so returning the punt is key. It would be 
more fun to try to stop the kick returner, I think, as he is just awesome. 
Blazing speed will do you well here, so run it back as far as you can, get 
into field goal range, and kick a field goal to win. You have 43 seconds to 
work with, so time isn't too much of an issue if you try some long passes or 
get a nice punt return from the Rocket.
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1991 Miami at 1991 Florida State: November 16, 1991
-> Miami 17, Florida State 16 <-
Miami: Overall B+, Offense A-, Defense B+, Special Teams B+
Florida State: Overall B, Offense B, Defense B+, Special Teams B+

Description: The #2 Miami Hurricanes stormed into Tallahassee to face the top 
ranked Seminoles on November 16, 1991. What turned out to be an excellent game 
from start to finish will almost certainly be remembered by football fans for 
one missed field goal. Miami is leading 17-16 late in the 4th quarter. Florida 
State has the ball. It's up to you to lead the Seminoles down the field and 
put them in position for the game winning field goal. And here's one last word 
of advice: Don't miss it wide right.

How to Win: Ah, yes, the infamous Wide Right game. I hate FSU so using them 
was tough, but with 3 minutes to go, there's plenty of time to drive into 
field goal range. Weldon is a pretty athletic quarterback, but I wouldn't try 
too much considering how fast Miami's defense is. A short passing game mixed 
in with draw plays should get you into field goal range with plenty of time.. 
and you won't be as nervous as the kicker was that day.
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1992 Penn State at 1992 Notre Dame: November 14, 1992
-> Notre Dame 17, Penn State 16 <-
Penn State: Overall B+, Offense B, Defense B+, Special Teams B+
Notre Dame: Overall B, Offense B, Defense B, Special Teams B-

Description: The 1992 Penn State-Notre Dame game was a classic college 
football matchup. To most people this game was simply known as "The Snow Bowl" 
because the entire field was covered with it. The game also featured a very 
exciting 2-point conversion to win the game. Here's the situation: Penn State 
is leading 16-9. There are 25 seconds left, Notre Dame ball on the PSU 3-yard 
line. Not only do you have to score a TD here, you also have a tough decision 
after you score. Do you go for the tie or the win?

How to Win: FB Dive or QB Sneaks work best here, maybe a play action pass to 
the tight end in the end zone if you're feeling frisky. The problem is that 
you can go for 1 and then settle for overtime, even though the description 
indicates you'd be playing for the tie. These college classics aren't as good 
as they should be. Anyways, go for 2 or play for OT, it's really up to you, 
depends on how much time you want to waste I guess.
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1993 Florida State at 1993 Notre Dame: November 13, 1993
-> Notre Dame 31, Florida State 24 <-
Florida State: Overall B, Offense B, Defense B+, Special Teams C+
Notre Dame: Overall B-, Offense B, Defense B, Special Teams B-

Description: The 1993 regular season matchup between #1 FSU and #2 Notre Dame 
is still to this day known as "The Game of the Century". The Seminoles, led by 
their Heisman-winning quarterback, came into the game on a roll. They had 
already beaten five ranked opponents and were looking to add a sixth victim. 
The Fighting Irish had different plans. The Seminoles are trailing 31-17 with 
about 4 minutes to play. Can you change college football history and lead 
Florida State to victory in South Bend?

How to Win: Ah, the first game I ever attended. And they're making me go 
against ND, bah. Situation starts at 4th and goal from the 20, so try for the 
end zone right away. If you don't get it, restart. A touchdown makes it 31-24. 
Get back on defense and hold them. Hopefully you'll have around 2 minutes left 
for a game-tying drive. Charlie Ward has excellent speed and is a great QB so 
you won't have many problems tying it hopefully, then in OT just do what you 
do best and escape with the win.
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1994 Colorado at 1994 Michigan: September 24, 1994
-> Colorado 27, Michigan 26 <-
Colorado: Overall B+, Offense A-, Defense B+, Special Teams B+
Michigan: Overall B, Offense B+, Defense B, Special Teams B+

Description: The early season battle between the Michigan Wolverines and the 
Colorado Buffaloes in 1994 was a great game with a fantastic finish. Some 
refer to the game as the "Miracle in Michigan". It's 26-21, Michigan leading. 
There are only 6 seconds left, and it's CU's ball on the 36 yard line. Their 
only hope is one last Hail Mary throw. The Colorado QB takes the snap and 
launches the ball toward the end zone. The CU receiver somehow sneaks by the 
defenders and hauls it in. Can you repeat this feat?

How to Win: It takes a while sometimes. You need to throw the ball all the way 
down the field, Hail Mary style, and hope for a miracle user catch. Rollout to 
the left or right and heave the ball down the field in hopes of catching it. 
It may take a few tries, I think it took me seven tries before I finally 
caught the ball. There is one other way to try this, too. Throw a ball to 
around the 50 or so, get out of bounds, and try a slightly easier 50-yard 
bomb. It's up to you though.
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1994 Florida at 1994 Florida State: November 26, 1994
-> Florida 31, Florida State 31 <-
Florida: Overall B+, Offense B+, Defense B, Special Teams A-
Florida State: Overall B+, Offense B+, Defense B, Special Teams B+

Description: The Gators came into Tallahassee in 1994 with a lot of momentum. 
Led by their star QB, they opened a 31-3 lead heading into the final quarter. 
What seemed like a blowout win suddenly turned into a terrible nightmare. It 
took them 3 quarters to wake up, but the Seminoles did just that, storming 
back with touchdown after touchdown. The game ended in a 31-31 tie, which for 
UF fans truly felt like kissing their sisters. Here's your chance to change 
history and erase the "Choke at Doak" from memory.

How to Win: Yay, you get to change history again. The game starts at 31-31 
tie, you're getting kicked off to with 1:48 to go. You have one timeout 
remaining. I returned the kickoff to about the 30 and went from there, using a 
short controlled passing game, mostly in the No Back Normal set. Arrows worked 
really well. Once I got into field goal range with 45 seconds, I ran the ball 
a few times, and kicked a 39 yarder to win. The kicker is definitely pretty 
good. Even though the QB doesn't have a lot of speed, the QB Draw worked well 
for me.
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1995 Florida State at 1995 Virginia: November 2, 1995
-> Virginia 33, Florida State 28 <-
Florida State: Overall B+, Offense B+, Defense B+, Special Teams B+
Virginia: Overall A-, Offense A-, Defense A, Special Teams A-

Description: Coming into the November 2, 1995 game against the Virginia 
Cavaliers, the Florida State Seminoles were a perfect 29-0 in ACC conference 
play. FSU didn't simply dominate its ACC foes, it owned them. But all of that 
changed that November evening when the Seminoles came up a few inches short of 
maintaining their perfect mark. In what was a very exciting game, it all came 
down to the final play. FSU was trailing 33-28, ball on the Virginia 6 yard 
line, and only time for one final play...

How to Win: Man, I gotta help Florida State win AGAIN? This is getting crazy. 
Anyways, only a chance for one more play, so throw a HB Angle pass into the 
end zone, or something where you know you have a good chance of scoring on. 
May take you a few tries to get this one because Virginia was playing inspired 
football that day. 
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1996 Ohio State vs 1996 Arizons State: January 1, 1997
-> Ohio State 20, Arizona State 17 <-
Ohio State: Overall B, Offense B+, Defense B, Special Teams A-
Arizona State: Overall B+, Offense B+, Defense B+, Special Teams A-

Description: The 1997 Rose Bowl was a thrilling contest between the Ohio State 
Buckeyes and the Arizona State Sun Devils. The entire game was back and forth. 
It looked like both teams had the game won, then the other team would score 
again. The Sun Devils star QB was known for his 4th quarter comebacks. Take 
control of the Sun Devils, who are trailing 14-10 at this point with 1:40 to 
go. See if you can lead them to another comeback win, this time for all the 
roses.

How to Win: Of course, ASU ended up scoring on this drive in reality and 
giving up a TD on the final drive of the game. Let's try to reverse that by 
scoring with as little time left as possible. Try to score with about 5 
seconds to go so OSU doesn't get a chance at the end to win. Damn Luckeyes. 
Plummer, ASU's awesome QB was very mobile, so try some options or scrambles, 
running out of bounds each time to conserve some clock.
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1997 Nebraska at 1997 Missouri: November 8, 1997
-> Nebraska 45, Missouri 38 <-
Nebraska: Overall B+, Offense A-, Defense B+, Special Teams B
Missouri: Overall B+, Offense B+, Defense B+, Special Teams B+

Description: The #1 Nebraska Cornhuskers rolled into town to face off with the 
Missouri Tigers late in the 1997 season. When all was said and done, Nebraska 
clawed its way to a 45-38 overtime victory thanks in part to a 4th down 
desperation, kick-ball deflection pass touchdown, which sent the game into OT 
for Nebraska. Your job is to take control of Nebraska, down 38-31. There's a 
little over a minute left, the ball is on your own 33 yard line. Can you keep 
Nebraska's national title hopes alive?

How to Win: *sigh* Now I got to use 97 Nebraska too? Oh well. You start on the 
33, so you need to score a TD here. Not right away, of course, because you 
have a minute left, so do some short, controlled passes to the sidelines, and 
then run the ball in for a TD. Overtime is another issue, because Missouri has 
a super good offense and solid defense. Try to contain their quick QB and put 
man coverage on their receivers. On offense, Scott Frost is a great scrambler, 
and Nebraska was an option team, so do a lot of those.
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1997 Florida State at 1997 Florida: November 22, 1997
-> Florida 32, Florida State 29 <-
Florida State: Overall B, Offense B, Defense B, Special Teams A-
Florida: Overall B, Offense B+, Defense B, Special Teams B+

Description: The #1 ranked Florida State Seminoles traveled to Gainesville in 
1997 to face off with their bitter in-state rivals, the Florida Gators. The 
game featured two of the best run defenses in college football. FSU was ranked 
1st and the Gators were ranked 2nd. Those rankings didn't mean much for the UF 
star running back. He wound up with 162 yards and 4 touchdowns including the 
game winning score with only minutes to play. Can you lead the Gators all the 
way down the field to score the winning TD?

How to Win: Here's the situation: 2:45 to go, ball on own 20, 2 timeouts 
remaining. Now, this is not that hard to do because you have tons of time 
remaining. The FSU run defense was awesome, but then again, UF's running back 
was killing them. I ran for 28 yards on my first snap! Try the deep pass once 
in a while to fool the defense, but you don't want to let FSU back on the 
field with a chance to win the game. Wuerrfuel was a great passer, and UF's 
running game killed FSU, so this is not hard to do at all. 
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1998 Michigan State at 1998 Ohio State: November 7, 1998
-> Michigan State 28, Ohio State 24 <-
Michigan State: Overall B, Offense B, Defense B, Special Teams B+
Ohio State: Overall B, Offense B, Defense B, Special Teams B+

Description: On November 7, 1998, the Buckeyes came into their home game 
against Michigan State as 4 TD favorites. And rightfully so, they were ranked 
#1 and the Spartans were an average, middle of the road Big 10 team. 
Everything seemed to fall in place as the 1st half ended with the Buckeyes 
leading 24-9. But things started to fall apart in the 2nd half. Five FGs by 
the MSU kicker led the way, giving them a 28-24 lead late in the 4th quarter. 
Take control of OSU and see if you can lead them to victory in the final 
minutes.

How to Win: FINALLY a team I hate lost their #1 ranking and I have to win for 
them? Goddamn I hate this stuff. Anyways, here's the situation. 1:39 to go, 
ball on 49, 1st and 10. Not so hard to do, as the QB is pretty athletic and 
has a decent arm, and you can even run the ball a few times because you have 
one timeout and some decent time to work with. The halfback for OSU is just 
awesome, so maybe throw some screens and run the ball a little. Passes to the 
sideline help as well. The lack of a shotgun formation is the biggest problem 
I had, but you should be able to overcome it like I did. I scored with 31 
seconds to go and intercepted them. Good luck!
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1998 Virginia Tech at 1998 Syracuse: November 14, 1998
-> Syracuse 28, Virginia Tech 26 <-
Virginia Tech: Overall B-, Offense B-, Defense B, Special Teams B
Syracuse: Overall B, Offense B, Defense B, Special Teams B+

Description: The #12 Hokies traveled to the Carrier Dome to face off against 
the #25 Syracuse Orangemen on November 14, 1998. The game went all the way 
down to the wire. Down 21-6 at the half, Syracuse fought back to a 26-22 score 
late in the 4th quarter. The Syracuse QB began vomiting on the field at the 
start of that final drive. He drove them down to the Virginia Tech 13 yard 
line. There's 5 seconds left, it's 4th and goal. Do you have what it takes to 
pull out the win for the Orangemen?

How to Win: Well, you only have one play and you need to go 13 yards for a TD. 
Scramble around with McNabb until someone is open, then fire it in for a 
touchdown hopefully. I like comeback routes, but make sure the receiver 
doesn't come back too far. This one is kind of tricky but with McNabb's 
ability, you should find someone open eventually.
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2002 Ohio State vs 2002 Miami: January 3, 2003
-> Ohio State 31, Miami 24 <-
Ohio State: Overall B+, Offense B, Defense B, Special Teams A
Miami: Overall B+, Offense B+, Defense B, Special Teams B+

Description: Rarely do championship games live up to all the hype surrounding 
them. The 2003 Fiesta Bowl "bucked" that trend and produced one of the most 
exciting college football games of all time. #1 Miami is trailing #2 Ohio 
State, 17-14, with 3 seconds left. The Canes need a 40-yard FG to send the 
game into overtime. Can you handle the pressure?

How to Win: Well, you need to kick the field goal. Once you do, you'll be in 
overtime. Play a lot of run defense, blitzes and stuff, to shut down the run. 
On offense, Use Dorsey with a lot of short passes a lot for an easier time 
scoring on the tough OSU defense.
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Getting Connected: This is just a quick overview on how to get connected to 
NCAA 2005 online. You need an ISP, a network adapter, a memory card with 512 
KB free space, and an ethernet cable if you're using DSL or cable internet or 
something along those lines. Just follow the instructions the network adapter 
provides, then go to "Play Online" in Game Modes of NCAA 2005. It should hook 
you right in.

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After each online game you play, you will get points added or deducted. The 
formula for determining this is the rank of the opponent you faced, your rank, 
and what the final score was. If you beat a highly ranked player by a lot of 
points, you can expect to get a ton of ratings points. I always make sure to 
play decent players, so even if I lose, I won't lose too much rating points.

How do you check your rating points? Go to stat book in the online lobby, then 
click "top 100". Scroll all the way down past the top 100, and you will see 
your name in red. It will provide you with your record, average score, average 
opponent rank, and how many points you have. Once you gain around 650, you 
will be ranked. At the time of this writing, I am 9-1 with a 8065 average 
opponent rank (32-9 average score), so I have over 800 points.

You can also check out other statistics in the stat book. You get a variety of 
different categories to choose from, including win/loss record, yards per 
game, and sacks. You can see how you compare to the top 50, in all-time or 
weekly. I have never made any of these lists yet, but I plan to one day, and 
it's always fun to see how I compare.

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Cheeses are the biggest problem I encounter while playing this game online. It 
can be a lot of fun, but if you encounter a cheeser, it suddenly becomes a 
whole lot more frustrating, and less fun. Now, you may be wondering exactly 
what a cheeser is, and how to stop them. That's why I have this section, so 
you can recognize the problem and then solve it easily.

Now, what is a cheeser? Simple. A cheeser is someone who runs the same play 
over and over, usually involving the quarterback scramble, or someone who does 
cheap things like switching a tight end in for a speed receiver, so a 
linebacker can't cover them. These things are extremely cheap, and they expect 
you not to be able to stop it.

Fortunately, I am here to tell you how to stop each of their cheesing habits. 
The main thing is the running quarterback. Usually, if you see Kansas State or 
Virginia Tech, you know they're going to run a lot. Therefore, run 3-4 Spy 3 
every play. Change the spy into a strong safety with lots of speed (Hey, he 
asked for it), and then boom, you really won't have to worry about that any 
more. Any spy defenses work well, as does Dime Fire Green. You want them to 
throw the ball.

If someone decides to put a speed receiver in for tight end or whatnot, the 
only way to really counter them is to do the same thing back to them. Put a 
strong safety on that new speed receiver. If someone is throwing to the same 
person every play, do a Cover defense to match the distance of the throw (Like 
I had someone doing long bombs to Fitzgerald every play.. he quit after my 3rd 
straight user pick in Cover 4). 

The BIG problem I encounter is these idiots who think they're so good by 
running no-huddle all game in an attempt to score as many points as possible. 
What I like to do is have my audibles set for Cover 2, Cover 3, Cover 4 (all 
Nickel), 3-4 Spy 3, and 4-4 Mad Robber. Bring out Mad Robber once in a while 
if he doesn't go in shotgun, that usually leads to a sack because he doesn't 
see the blitz coming. 

The thing I usually do, however, when I see a cheeser, and I hate to say it, 
is that I quit/disconnect. I hate to do it, but it has to be done sometimes. I 
hate running no-huddle defenses all game trying to stop a 95 speed quarterback 
who scrambles every play. That is not the way football is meant to be played, 
and sometimes you should just get out of the situation and let them cheese on 
someone else. That's only if they're one of those idiots who run no huddle all 
game then pretend that they're "ballas" and can't be beat. 

I just played someone who used LSU, then subbed in for their backup 
quarterback. He stayed in shotgun all game, did no huddle every play, and ran 
about four plays: QB Draw, HB Draw, Option to the right, and short pass. It 
was very annoying, and after taking a 7-0 lead in the 2nd quarter, I quit vs. 
him. I proved to him I could beat him, and I didn't want to take any more of 
that stupid crap. It's not about winning or losing, it's about having fun, and 
I will always say defending the same plays for an hour is not fun, win or 
lose. (And I would have won, that offense is easy to stop).

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I hate quitters. Quitters are people who will just quit on you in the middle 
of a game if they lose. There is not much you can do about this, other then 
either choosing to end the game and not getting credit for it, or finishing 
the game off and getting credit for the final score. It's always fun to run it 
up on the computer once a person leaves.. and also, you sometimes will need to 
wait for the other player to sign back in before you get credit for the win, 
so be patient.

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         | 4.4 | HOW TO HAVE FUN ONLINE |
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The best way to have fun online is to simply join a league or an established 
board with lots of veteran players. The EA Sports message board is not the way 
to go, because there are a LOT of whiners and complainers on that board, and 
they don't really add to the fun factor of the game at all. A good place to 
start is the "Madden Mania" message boards, located at www.maddenmania.com 
There are a lot of cool people there who definitely play straight. You'll see 
me there from time to time too.

Another way is by establishing a list of trusted people who will give you a 
good game. That's the beauty of the EA Messenger. I don't even go into the 
lobby any more, because I have a list of cool people, people on AIM, and the 
MaddenMania.com boards. That's three places to go to find a fun, straight game 
right there.

Another important thing, and one that took me a while to establish, is to not 
let cheesers get you down too much. Sure, they're a little annoying, but 
what's the point of letting them make you mad? It's only a game, and running 
3-3-5 is the best way to confuse crappy players like that anyways.

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         | 4.5 | TOURNAMENTS |
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Tournaments can be a lot of fun. In it, you select a team, then wait around 
for the tournament to start, and play other people in the tournament, winner 
advances, loser goes home. However, I only advise playing in a tournament with 
people you know, for two reasons. One, a lot of people like to quit, and two, 
it takes forever for a tournament to finish sometimes, and it adds to your DNF 
percentage if you do not finish. Therefore, it's wise to just play with people 
you know.

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         | 4.6 | ONLINE MODES |
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Besides the typical regular ranked and unranked games, there are two special 
challenges EA added to make the online mode even more fun and addictive. They 
are OT Drill and Even Teams.

OT Drill: Basically, you start off in OT automatically against your opponent, 
and the objective is to win an OT game. OT rules are simple, you start on the 
opponent's 25 and you have to either score a TD or FG, and hope the opponent 
does worse than you do. It's really a lot of fun and addictive.

Even Teams: Sounds like it should. Your teams are evenly matched, so now San 
Jose State's cornerbacks are as good as Oklahoma's wide receivers. A lot of 
rank cheaters use this mode to really increase their rank quickly, so watch 
out.

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         | 4.7 | ONLINE FAQ |
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1. When I challenge a player, the game freezes after they accept. How can I 
fix this?
A: The answer is a little crazy, thanks to a stupid glitch EA incorporated 
into the game. You need to remove your EA Sports Profile from your memory 
card, or just load the game without a memory card. That's the only way to fix 
the problem.

2. What do the medals and trophies mean?
A: Medals and trophies are given if you complete various goals in online mode, 
like playing with every top 25 team.

3. How do people get to 200-1 and records like that?
A: They play themselves using PS2's. There's a lot of cheaters online and it's 
best to just ignore them as best as possible.

4. Is it true that even teams pretends the teams are not evenly matched, when 
it comes to rankings?
A: Yes. I hope EA fixes that in 2006.

5. How often does EA delete cheaters?
A: Once every few months.

6. Can I play with my named roster online?
A: Sure can, just load it up before going online!

7. Can I use campus challenge online?
A: Nope, sadly you can't.

8. Hey, how come I can't use my custom playbook online?
A: Sadly, EA decided to ditch this awesome feature. I hope it returns in 2006.

9. Can you still play NCAA 2004 online?
A: As of the time of this writing, December 13 2004, yes you can. Crazy, huh?


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Here is where I give a quick rundown of each team.. strengths and weaknesses, 
player ratings, that sort of thing. This is a really important part of the 
guide, so pay close attention.

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TEAM INFORMATION

  Team Name:  Falcons                   Offensive Style: Option
  Conference: Mountain West             Defensive Style: 3-3-5 Stack
  Location:   Colorado Springs, CO      Best Player:     CB #7

RATINGS

  Overall: C              All: 76                  DL: 70
  Offense: C+             QB:  78                  LB: 73
  Defense: C              WR:  77                  DB: 84
  Special: C              OL:  69                  ST: 75

DESCRIPTION

Those who follow college football somewhat closely know that Air Force is, for 
the most part, an option based team. This means the playbook relies heavily on 
the wishbone attack, with the FB being a big part of it. Triple options and 
options work best, and make sure to throw in some option passes to keep the 
defense honest. Defense isn't anything special, but the secondary is way 
better than the run defense, so focus on a lot of 5-2 and 4-3 alignments, 
since the secondary can hold its own.

PLAYER ROSTER

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#      Name                   Height               Weight           OVR
16     Adam Fitch             6'0"                 190              70
13     Andy Gray              6'2"                 195              68
12     Zach Myra              5'11"                185              59

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#      Name                   Height               Weight           OVR
15     Darnell Stephens       6'2"                 195              87
3      Matt Ward              5'11"                175              68
33     Kris Holstege          5'10"                190              62
5      Anthony Butler         5'9"                 200              62
23     Jason Boman            6'1"                 205              59

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#      Name                   Height               Weight           OVR
8      Jacobe Kendrick        6'0"                 215              68
24     Adam Cole              6'0"                 225              65
20     Dan Shaffer            5'11"                230              65

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#      Name                   Height               Weight           OVR
82     Alec Messerall         5'11"                190              70
83     J.P. Waller            6'3"                 195              68
9      Jason Brown            6'4"                 210              62
84     Chris Charron          6'2"                 190              52

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#      Name                   Height               Weight           OVR
91     Robert McMenomy        6'4"                 235              78
90     Robert Scott           6'3"                 245              72

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#      Name                   Height               Weight           OVR
57     Russ Weaver            6'7"                 295              68
65     Larry Hufford          6'1"                 280              62
72     Robert Kraay           6'6"                 280              59
69     Gavin Cummings         6'3"                 280              59
64     Joel Lammers           6'4"                 255              65
62     Curtis Grantam         6'2"                 275              65
61     Tyler Dohallow         6'4"                 270              62
59     Lee McKenna            6'4"                 285              56
56     Jon Wilson             6'4"                 290              52
52     Mark Koalenz           6'2"                 250              65
50     John Peel              6'2"                 260              62

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#      Name                   Height               Weight           OVR
53     Ryan Carter            6'2"                 250              76
78     Nelson Mitchell        6'1"                 260              68
99     Nathan Terrazone       6'3"                 240              65
80     Erik Anderson          6'8"                 280              62
55     Gilberto Perez         6'3"                 275              59
88     Russ Mitscherling      6'2"                 260              56
92     David Shaffer          6'2"                 245              52

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#      Name                   Height               Weight           OVR
48     John Rudzinski         6'2"                 230              82
42     Joseph Keller          6'1"                 215              65
49     Cameron Hodge          6'2"                 225              62
44     Robert Ricciardi       6'1"                 230              59
45     Kenny Smith            6'3"                 240              65
1      Overton Spence         6'2"                 230              62

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#      Name                   Height               Weight           OVR
7      Nate Allen             5'10"                180              78
28     David Conley           5'11"                185              72
2      Cole Martin            6'0"                 180              68
19     Jordan Wilkie          5'11"                180              62
29     Chris Huckins          5"11                 180              52

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#      Name                   Height               Weight           OVR
21     Mark Carlson           6'1"                 200              68
22     Beau Suder             5'11"                180              62
31     John Taibi             6'2"                 205              68
34     Sean Rodgers           5'11"                195              65
27     Dennis Poland          6'3"                 215              65
36     Tyler Hess             5'11"                190              59

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#      Name                   Height               Weight           OVR
93     Michael Greenaway      5'10"                175              62
30     Donny Heaton           6'3"                 180              70

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TEAM INFORMATION

  Team Name:  Zips                      Offensive Style: Spread
  Conference: Mid American              Defensive Style: Conservative
  Location:   Akron, OH                 Best Player:     FB #32

RATINGS

  Overall: B-             All: 79                   DL: 84
  Offense: B              QB:  83                   LB: 78
  Defense: B-             WR:  79                   DB: 83
  Special: B-             OL:  69                   ST: 70

DESCRIPTION

Akron is a team with a decent amount of weapons to compete in the MAC, but not 
enough defense to really be an elite team. However, they are definitely better 
than you may expect. Their quarterback is pretty reliable, with decent arm 
strength and accuracy, plus option plays work well in the type of system they 
use. The spread offense makes the defense think pass, which is the perfect 
time to sneak in some runs to an unsuspecting defense.

PLAYER ROSTER

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#      Name                   Height               Weight           OVR
5      Charlie Frye           6'4"                 224              91
12     Jabari Arthur          6'4"                 212              68
13     John Ferguson          6'5"                 226              68

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#      Name                   Height               Weight           OVR
40     Jerell Ringer          5'10"                205              78
37     Jason Nedd             5'10"                195              70
29     Frank Berchie          5'8"                 200              68

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#      Name                   Height               Weight           OVR
32     Dan Basch              6'1"                 238              89
4      Sekai Greer            5'10"                219              74
39     Mark Tetzel            6'0"                 240              68

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#      Name                   Height               Weight           OVR
19     Morris Ellington       5'11"                187              82
23     Dominick Hixon         6'2"                 190              80
81     Jason Montgomery       5'11"                167              74
15     Jamie Goodwin          5'10"                170              74
47     Jeff Garrison          6'2"                 185              80
84     Deonte Morris          6'3"                 195              65

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#      Name                   Height               Weight           OVR
41     Dennis Basch           6'3"                 249              74
83     Matt Pichardo          6'4"                 225              62
84     Kris Kasperek          6'6"                 225              62

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#      Name                   Height               Weight           OVR
71     Matt Grzeskowiak       6'6"                 315              76
76     Justin Hein            6'5"                 335              72
72     Tim Crouch             6'3"                 301              70
75     Mike Donaldson         6'5"                 320              68
69     Aaron Conley           6'3"                 294              82
62     Mike Piccirillo        6'2"                 315              76
63     Andy Wills             6'3"                 305              68
68     Mike Schepp            6'4"                 292              68
73     Scott Kaplan           6'4"                 314              65
61     Jim Borrieci           6'3"                 295              87
64     Jim Holley             6'3"                 300              62

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#      Name                   Height               Weight           OVR
6      Dwayne LeFall          6'3"                 260              86
44     Chase Blackburn        6'3"                 245              80
92     Doug Sutton            6'3"                 220              72
91     Mike Berry             6'3"                 250              68
53     Chuck Lewis            6'2"                 250              62
96     Mark Groza             6'3"                 225              59
57     Joe Radich             6'2"                 260              76
95     Bobby Gardner          6'4"                 265              70
99     Jeremaine Reid         6'4"                 270              68
48     Brian White            6'2"                 275              68
77     Antonio Shippy         6'1"                 332              65
93     Sam Walker             6'2"                 255              52

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#      Name                   Height               Weight           OVR
56     Diontre Earl           5'10"                245              82
18     John Fuller            6'2"                 207              70
52     Bryan Howe             6'0"                 230              59
17     John Mackey            5'10"                187              52

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#      Name                   Height               Weight           OVR
25     Steve Agyeman          6'0"                 195              72
20     Diontre Henry          5'11"                189              72
3      William Nelson         5'10"                187              62
26     Yamari Dixon           5'8"                 187              59
29     Robert Goldman         5'9"                 170              56

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#      Name                   Height               Weight           OVR
27     Dion Elie              6'0"                 193              74
7      Ernest Clark           6'0"                 192              65
10     Chevin Pace            5'10"                190              65
24     Jino Vital             5'10"                211              65

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#      Name                   Height               Weight           OVR
36     Jason Swiger           5'8"                 181              74
14     Billy Sullivan         5'11"                179              78

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TEAM INFORMATION

  Team Name:  Crimson Tide              Offensive Style: Single Back
  Conference: Southeastern              Defensive Style: Aggressive
  Location:   Tuscaloosa, AL            Best Player:     QB #12

RATINGS

  Overall: B              All: 87                   DL: 89
  Offense: B              QB:  70                   LB: 88
  Defense: B+             WR:  70                   DB: 89
  Special: B+             OL:  85                   ST: 93

DESCRIPTION

Alabama used to be known for its running attack, but with the emergence of 
Brady Croyle at quarterback, they are now a more aggressive passing team, and 
make sure to use that to your advantage when you use them. The running game is 
solid as well, with a pair of decent backs, so keep the defense honest and mix 
in the plays a lot. Options don't work well, so try a lot of counters and 
dives. Mix in the FB as well. On defense, it's all about consistency and 
blitzing. Alabama relies heavily on blitzing from all sides, so mix in a lot 
of blitzes with conservative coverage. Special teams is one of the top in the 
nation, so no worries there.

PLAYER ROSTER

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#      Name                   Height               Weight           OVR
12     Brodie Croyle          6'3"                 200              87
18     Marc Guillon           6'4"                 215              78
13     Spencer Pennington     6'4"                 227              78
15     Michael Machen         6'6"                 229              62

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#      Name                   Height               Weight           OVR
27     Ray Hudson             5'10"                202              82
34     Kenneth Darby          5'10"                202              78
28     Nic Luke               6'1"                 224              76

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#      Name                   Height               Weight           OVR
19     Tim Castille           5'11"                231              84
38     Josh Smith             5'11"                221              65
33     Le'Ron McClain         6'1"                 240              62

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#      Name                   Height               Weight           OVR
2      Antonio Carter         5'9"                 191              84
4      Tyrone Prothro         5'8"                 173              82
11     Matt Caddell           6'0"                 171              82
81     Nikita Stover          6'1"                 190              74
3      Will Oakley            6'1"                 190              70
85     Terry Givens           6'5"                 220              68

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#      Name                   Height               Weight           OVR
80     Travis McCall          6'5"                 242              72
87     David Cavan            6'5"                 252              70
31     Greg McLain            6'2"                 244              65
88     Clint Johnston         6'4"                 245              62

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                  Offensive Line
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#      Name                   Height               Weight           OVR
70     Wesley Britt           6'8"                 313              94
51     Evan Mathis            6'5"                 308              88
71     Justin Moon            6'4"                 304              70
60     Von Ewing              6'5"                 304              65
72     Chris Capps            6'5"                 285              65
79     Danny Martz            6'4"                 291              76
63     Mark Sanders           6'7"                 310              65
52     Taylor Britt           6'4"                 278              62
76     Travis West            6'3"                 280              62
74     J.B. Closner           6'4"                 290              82
68     Montre Walker          6'2"                 260              62

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                  Defensive Line
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#      Name                   Height               Weight           OVR
56     Todd Bates             6'4"                 253              80
47     Mark Anderson          6'5"                 239              76
95     Jamaal Holifield       6'5"                 248              74
91     Chris Harris           6'5"                 241              72
94     Keith Saunders         6'4"                 231              52
92     Wallace Gilberry       6'2"                 239              48
97     Anthony Bryant         6'3"                 336              90
99     Jeremy Clark           6'2"                 290              85
96     Dominic Lee            6'2"                 302              78
98     Chris Turner           6'3"                 287              74
61     Justin Britt           6'4"                 270              74
50     Lorenzo Washington     6'5"                 270              72

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                  Linebackers
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#      Name                   Height               Weight           OVR
35     DeMeco Ryans           6'2"                 225              87
42     Juwan Garth            6'2"                 208              80
55     Terrence Jones         6'0"                 205              70
44     Demarcus Waldrop       5'11"                200              52
16     Cornelius Wortham      6'1"                 237              86
8      Freddie Roach          6'2"                 245              85
45     Juke King              6'0"                 220              56
57     Earnest Nance          6'2"                 203              48

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                  Cornerbacks
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#      Name                   Height               Weight           OVR
26     Charlie Peprah         5'10"                189              89
17     Ramzee Robinson        5'9"                 181              84
9      Anthony Madison        5'9"                 180              78
11     Travis Robinson        5'10"                180              70
36     Eric Gray              5'11"                190              68

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                  Safeties
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#      Name                   Height               Weight           OVR
1      Thurman Ward           6'1"                 186              74
41     Roman Harper           6'0"                 191              74
10     Carlos Andrews         5'11"                210              80
25     Eric Johnson           6'0"                 192              56

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                  Special Teams
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#      Name                   Height               Weight           OVR
22     Brian Bostick          5'10"                213              72
24     Bo Freeland            6'4"                 257              80
14     Jeff Aul               6'2"                 214              59

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TEAM INFORMATION

  Team Name:  Wildcats                  Offensive Style: I Formation
  Conference: Pacific 10                Defensive Style: Aggressive
  Location:   Tuscon, AZ                Best Player:     HB #27

RATINGS

  Overall: B              All: 86                   DL: 80
  Offense: B+             QB:  83                   LB: 77
  Defense: B              WR:  87                   DB: 87
  Special: B              OL:  81                   ST: 83

DESCRIPTION

Arizona, a once prestigious program, has fallen on hard times in recent years, 
mainly because of their erratic play under embattled former coach John 
Malkovic. Now with new coach Stoops running the team, things could get better, 
but the change is not immediately evident in NCAA 2005. While they are not a 
terrible team, they are not very good either. The ratings they were given are 
very friendly, as the team is slow and not very physical. The receivers get 
rattled easily and the quarterback is not the greatest. Blitz a lot if you use 
them and use their great fullback to your advantage.

PLAYER ROSTER

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                  Quarterbacks
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#      Name                   Height               Weight           OVR
7      Nic Costa              5'11"                210              82
12     Kris Heavner           6'2"                 230              82
15     Ryan O'Hara            6'6"                 198              72
5      Richard Kovalcheck     6'2"                 211              68

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                  Halfbacks
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#      Name                   Height               Weight           OVR
11     Mike Bell              6'1"                 218              87
27     Chris Henry            6'0"                 220              80
34     Chris Harris           5'10"                190              74
23     Gainus Scott           5'10"                195              62

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                  Fullbacks
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#      Name                   Height               Weight           OVR
36     Gilbert Harris         6'2"                 223              85
48     Pedro Limon            6'0"                 244              74

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                  Wide Receivers
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#      Name                   Height               Weight           OVR
82     Biren Ealy             6'3"                 194              84
2      Ricky Williams         6'2"                 211              82
1      Syndric Steptoe        5'9"                 185              76
83     Mike Jefferson         6'2"                 203              76
9      Anthony Johnson        6'2"                 200              74
84     Juan Valentine         6'1"                 190              72

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#      Name                   Height               Weight           OVR
87     Steve Fleming          6'6"                 256              85
88     Clarence McRae         6'2"                 242              76
46     Matthew Richards       6'5"                 259              68
81     Ryan Kilpatrick        6'3"                 232              65

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                  Offensive Line
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#      Name                   Height               Weight           OVR
68     Brandon Phillips       6'8"                 310              84
59     Chris Johnson          6'3"                 315              82
72     Tanner Bell            6'8"                 308              76
76     Peter Graniello        6'7"                 293              65
66     Kili Lefotu            6'5"                 320              78
69     John Abramo            6'4"                 294              74
70     John Parada            6'7"                 310              70
73     Ismael Garcia          6'5"                 310              65
67     Keoki Fraser           6'3"                 295              88
65     Garen McHone           6'4"                 270              62

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#      Name                   Height               Weight           OVR
55     Marcus Smith           6'5"                 249              86
56     Andre Torrey           6'4"                 245              78
52     McCollins Umeh         6'3"                 245              74
51     Copeland Bryan         6'4"                 235              72
54     Lionel Dotson          6'4"                 252              70
53     Jason Parker           6'3"                 255              68
92     Carlos Williams        6'4"                 306              86
91     Brad Brittain          6'5"                 292              82
94     Paul Phillip           6'3"                 278              80
62     Clifton Stanford       6'4"                 302              78
67     Jeremy Willoughby      5'11"                280              65
97     Cedric Cofer           6'3"                 300              65

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                  Linebackers
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#      Name                   Height               Weight           OVR
25     Kirk Johnson           6'1"                 228              78
39     Dane Krogstad          6'1"                 226              70
35     Sean Jones             5'11"                230              70
40     John McKinney          6'0"                 232              65
41     James Alford           6'1"                 230              56
44     Patrick Howard         5'11"                241              78
32     Randy Sims             5'11"                225              62

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                  Cornerbacks
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#      Name                   Height               Weight           OVR
21     Keil McDonald          5'10"                188              74
3      Wiley Fontenot         5'9"                 170              72
10     Zeonte Sherman         5'11"                196              72
26     Darius Coles           6'1"                 180              68
13     Luis Nunez             6'0"                 188              68
14     Michael Beach          6'0"                 180              62

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                  Safeties
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#      Name                   Height               Weight           OVR
6      Darrell Brooks         6'1"                 210              86
24     Marcus Hollingsworth   5'10"                208              74
19     Lamon Means            6'3"                 210              86
30     Tony Wingate           6'1"                 204              74
17     Gary Shepard           5'11"                202              68

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                  Special Teams
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#      Name                   Height               Weight           OVR
91     Chad Werley            5'11"                170              68
16     Nicholas Folk          6'2"                 206              65
43     Danny Baugher          5'10"                195              78

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TEAM INFORMATION

  Team Name:  Sun Devils                Offensive Style: Ace, Passing
  Conference: Pacific 10                Defensive Style: Aggressive
  Location:   Tempe, AZ                 Best Player:     QB #16

RATINGS

  Overall: B+             All: 92                   DL: 79
  Offense: B+             QB:  95                   LB: 87
  Defense: B+             WR:  89                   DB: 90
  Special: B              OL:  84                   ST: 80

DESCRIPTION

Arizona State has always been one of those teams that have been hovering right 
around greatness, posting respectable numbers every year. They have a great 
quarterback, Andrew Walter, who knows how to make plays, mostly by throwing. 
His speed is very mediocre so don't expect to get into a lot of option and 
running situations when he is involved. The running game is pretty solid and 
the wide receivers are adequate. The real star is Walter. The defense is 
pretty alright, with a slow defensive line but great secondary. Use the 4-3 a 
lot with blitzes to take pressure off the defensive line.

PLAYER ROSTER

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                  Quarterbacks
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#      Name                   Height               Weight           OVR
16     Andrew Walter          6'5"                 235              93
15     Sam Keller             6'4"                 228              76
9      Rudy Carpenter         6'3"                 190              70
10     Chad Christensen       6'3"                 208              70
14     Mike Affleck           6'3"                 253              68

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                  Halfbacks
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#      Name                   Height               Weight           OVR
34     Loren Wade             6'0"                 212              84
22     Hakim Hill             6'0"                 219              82
6      Randy Hill             6'2"                 208              80
32     Cornell Canidate       5'9"                 198              78

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                  Fullbacks
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#      Name                   Height               Weight           OVR
82     Jamaal Lewis           6'4"                 246              78
38     Kellen Mills           6'3"                 233              68

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                  Wide Receivers
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#      Name                   Height               Weight           OVR
80     Derek Hagans           6'2"                 192              89
17     Terry Richardson       6'1"                 179              78
89     Matt Miller            6'2"                 173              76
3      Nate Kimbrough         6'1"                 175              72
86     Rudy Burgess           5'11"                175              70
35     Moey Mutz              6'0"                 181              68
28     Stephen Bisnett        5'11"                173              65

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                  Tight Ends
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#      Name                   Height               Weight           OVR
85     Zach Miller            6'4"                 245              84
83     Lee Burghgraef         6'5"                 249              80
84     Aaron Austin           6'5"                 253              72

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                  Offensive Line
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#      Name                   Height               Weight           OVR
68     Andrew Carnahan        6'8"                 297              84
72     Chaz White             6'4"                 306              76
62     Brandon Rodd           6'4"                 291              72
79     Julius Orieukwu        6'6"                 303              65
71     Grayling Love          6'3"                 297              88
78     Zach Krula             6'7"                 297              76
76     Mike Pollak            6'4"                 285              70
66     Stephen Berg           6'6"                 319              70
53     Drew Hodgon            6'3"                 285              80
76     Robert Gustavis        6'3"                 293              65

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                  Defensive Line
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#      Name                   Height               Weight           OVR
91     Jimmy Verdon           6'4"                 280              84
49     Ishmael Thrower        6'1"                 237              84
50     Kyle Caldwell          6'3"                 256              78
45     Mike Talbot            6'2"                 254              72
67     Josh Brayer            6'4"                 237              65
95     Gabe Reininger         6'3"                 292              84
42     Connor Banks           6'3"                 269              84
1      Jordan Hill            6'2"                 274              74
94     Ali Likio              6'4"                 345              68
92     Brett Palmer           6'1"                 281              65

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                  Linebackers
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#      Name                   Height               Weight           OVR
4      Jamar Williams         6'1"                 243              84
38     J.W. Lucas             6'4"                 205              70
55     Mark Washington        6'2"                 234              70
28     Josh Barrett           6'1"                 217              70
48     Adam Vincent           6'0"                 215              68
24     Lamar Baker            5'11"                201              68
5      Justin Burks           6'1"                 237              84
56     DeAndre Johnson        6'2"                 232              68

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                  Cornerbacks
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#      Name                   Height               Weight           OVR
26     R.J. Oliver            5'9"                 174              85
8      Chris McKenzie         5'9"                 176              80
23     Josh Golden            5'10"                176              74
37     Mike Davis Jr.         6'3"                 178              70
21     Chad Green             5'10"                183              65

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                  Safeties
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#      Name                   Height               Weight           OVR
39     Daniel Varvel          6'3"                 210              76
2      Maurice London         6'0"                 179              74
7      Riccardo Stewart       5'10"                215              90
13     Emmanuel Franklin      5'11"                196              80
19     Matt Fawley            6'2"                 206              72

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                  Special Teams
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#      Name                   Height               Weight           OVR
20     Jesse Ainsworth        6'3"                 210              74
45     Chris MacDonald        6'2"                 207              65

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TEAM INFORMATION

  Team Name:  Razorbacks                Offensive Style: I Formation
  Conference: SEC                       Defensive Style: 4-3
  Location:   Fayetteville, AK          Best Player:     QB #9

RATINGS

  Overall: B              All: 82                   DL: 85
  Offense: B              QB:  78                   LB: 76
  Defense: B              WR:  80                   DB: 81
  Special: B+             OL:  80                   ST: 77

DESCRIPTION

Arkansas has one advantage: Their quarterback. Matt Jones is pretty 
outstanding, with great speed and decision making, and a decent arm. 
Definitely use a lot of shotgun and I-Formations and utilize this with option 
runs and draw plays. You can really keep the defense off balance if you use 
him right. Speaking of defense, Arkansas's is pretty solid on the defensive 
line and secondary, but the linebackers could use a little work. 4-3 is 
definitely what I recommend here, with a base Cover 2 being their main 
strength in passing situations.

PLAYER ROSTER

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                  Quarterbacks
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#      Name                   Height               Weight           OVR
9      Matt Jones             6'6"                 225              88
18     Robert Johnson         6'3"                 205              76
19     Landon Leach           6'2"                 190              70

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                  Halfbacks
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#      Name                   Height               Weight           OVR
26     De'Arrius Howard       6'0"                 227              85
32     DoCori Birmingham      5'11"                200              84
29     Kyle Dickerson         5'9"                 202              70
2      Dedrick Poole          5'10"                200              70

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                  Fullbacks
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#      Name                   Height               Weight           OVR
47     Brandon Kennedy        6'0"                 227              87
22     Peyton Hillis          6'2"                 240              82
42     Justin Slaughter       6'1"                 245              70

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                  Wide Receivers
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#      Name                   Height               Weight           OVR
28     Chris Baker            6'1"                 185              80
84     Steven Harris          5'11"                182              80
6      Carlos Ousley          6'0"                 190              78
16     Cedric Washington      6'0"                 185              76
85     Caleb Ceaser           6'0"                 191              68
88     Jamaal Anderson        6'5"                 210              65
81     David Thompson         6'1"                 195              65

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                  Tight Ends
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#      Name                   Height               Weight           OVR
87     Marc Wilson            6'7"                 235              78
86     Jared Hicks            6'6"                 271              78
89     Mason Templeton        6'6"                 252              68
99     Jonathon Barry         6'5"                 247              56

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                  Offensive Line
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#      Name                   Height               Weight           OVR
69     Zac Tubbs              6'6"                 358              82
66     Tony Ugoh              6'5"                 288              78
75     Nate Garner            6'6"                 324              76
76     Matt Gilbow            6'7"                 300              70
78     Gene Perry             6'3"                 298              78
61     Robert Felton          6'4"                 335              72
68     Tyler Morgan           6'5"                 284              68
74     Stephen Parker         6'2"                 312              65
79     James Johnson          6'5"                 287              65
62     Ivora Hall Jr.         6'2"                 297              62
70     Kyle Roper             6'3"                 300              76
58     Skye Peterson          6'3"                 297              70

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                  Defensive Line
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#      Name                   Height               Weight           OVR
15     Jeb Huckeba            6'4"                 236              88
98     Elliot Harris          6'4"                 267              76
94     Michael Tate           6'4"                 241              74
11     Wes Murphy             6'2"                 254              70
28     Anthony Gray           6'2"                 233              68
95     Reggie Banks           6'5"                 275              68
92     Aaron Dixon            6'4"                 293              87
93     Fred Bledsoe           6'4"                 280              70
91     Titus Peebles          6'2"                 295              68
97     Jeremy Harrell         6'3"                 300              68
99     Keith Jackson          6'0"                 286              65
45     Lucas Jackson          6'2"                 258              56
85     Freddie Barnett        6'1"                 283              52

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                  Linebackers
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#      Name                   Height               Weight           OVR
23     Desmond Sims           6'2"                 225              76
17     Marcus Whitmore        6'0"                 224              74
27     Pierre Brown           6'0"                 226              70
37     Michael Robinson       6'2"                 220              68
57     Darren Rogers          6'4"                 213              59
46     Clarke Moore           6'2"                 246              82
24     Sam Olajubutu          5'10"                224              68

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                  Cornerbacks
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#      Name                   Height               Weight           OVR
1      Michael Coe            6'1"                 177              78
26     Chris Houston          5'11"                180              78
20     John Johnson           5'10"                192              72
30     Marcus Slaughter       5'10"                180              62

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                  Safeties
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#      Name                   Height               Weight           OVR
3      Kevin Woods            5'10"                191              72
31     Vickiel Vaughn         6'0"                 202              72
21     Lerinizo Robinson      6'0"                 191              65
25     Dionis Harvey          6'0"                 190              56

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                  Special Teams
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#      Name                   Height               Weight           OVR
55     Chris Balseiro         6'0"                 215              84
49     David Carlton          6'1"                 184              78
48     Jacob Skinner          6'3"                 202              70

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TEAM INFORMATION

  Team Name:  Indians                   Offensive Style: Spread
  Conference: Sun Belt                  Defensive Style: 4-3
  Location:   State University, AK      Best Player:     WR #9

RATINGS

  Overall: C+             All: 72                  DL: 69
  Offense: C+             QB:  78                  LB: 74
  Defense: C+             WR:  74                  DB: 74
  Special: C+             OL:  74                  ST: 67

DESCRIPTION

The Indians are one of my friend's favorite team, but they sadly aren't 
terribly good in this game. When you use them, it's best to use the spread 
passing game, with lots of short passes, like slants, crosses, and screens, to
take pressure off the offensive line, which could use a little bit of work. 
Running wise, the option attack is pretty worthless, due to the slow speed of 
the quarterback, so run a lot of draw plays and mix in some fullback dives on 
occasion. The option run on occasion will also fool the defense, so don't let 
the QB's speed get you down too much. ASU doesn't blitz much in real life, but 
you can if you want. It may help take pressure off their weak defensive line.

PLAYER ROSTER

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                  Quarterbacks
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#      Name                   Height               Weight           OVR
12     Elliot Jacobs          6'2"                 224              74
10     Nick Noce              6'2"                 203              62
14     Bryan Gauthreaux       6'0"                 186              52

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                  Halfbacks
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#      Name                   Height               Weight           OVR
23     Shermar Bracey         6'3"                 222              76
42     Antonio Warren         5'10"                200              70
22     Anquion Williams       6'0"                 199              65
25     Clinton Roy            6'2"                 225              52

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                  Fullbacks
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#      Name                   Height               Weight           OVR
47     Oren O'Neal            6'0"                 238              65
29     Ramon Williams         5'11"                227              59

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                  Wide Receivers
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#      Name                   Height               Weight           OVR
9      Chuck Walker           6'0"                 188              80
1      Jason Wood             5'11"                175              72
2      Jerome Stegall         6'0"                 196              70
86     Gary Vincent           5'9"                 165              68
84     Kenny Miller           6'3"                 189              62
85     Patrick Higgins        6'2"                 180              59

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                  Tight Ends
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#      Name                   Height               Weight           OVR
87     Mike Brooks            6'1"                 241              68
81     Manuel Burton          6'4"                 238              65

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                  Offensive Line
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#      Name                   Height               Weight           OVR
73     Matt Roth              6'5"                 319              70
57     Nyeem Wesley           6'4"                 269              65
76     Kyle Koets             6'4"                 288              62
77     Cody Brown             6'5"                 301              56
78     Sam Vegas              6'4"                 312              68
50     Steven Gibbs           6'3"                 346              65
79     Lance Martin           6'3"                 296              59
72     Nick Steffens          6'3"                 284              56
69     Tanner Jenkins         6'2"                 294              68
52     Tab Slaughter          6'2"                 276              65

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                  Defensive Line
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#      Name                   Height               Weight           OVR
90     Terrence Chavis        6'1"                 252              76
33     John Najm              6'1"                 248              70
19     Courtney Todd          6'2"                 233              70
94     Brandon Rollins        6'4"                 236              56
92     Zelas Abby             6'0"                 283              62
43     Jamarrow James         6'1"                 262              59
98     Myron Anderson         6'4"                 276              59
96     Quinton Thomas         6'4"                 258              56

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                  Linebackers
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#      Name                   Height               Weight           OVR
14     Josh Williams          6'1"                 218              72
44     Brandon Sheridon       5'11"                215              62
38     Khayyam Burns          6'0"                 180              59
15     Steven Tookes          5'10"                223              90
22     Eddie Walker           6'2"                 223              59

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                  Cornerbacks
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#      Name                   Height               Weight           OVR
36     Montis Harrison        5'10"                172              78
38     Kevin Cox              6'1"                 190              76
6      Chris Jones            5'9"                 169              65
17     Scott Byrd             6'0"                 175              59
34     Michael Sowell         5'9"                 192              59

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                  Safeties
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#      Name                   Height               Weight           OVR
24     Jason Duncan           6'0"                 192              68
43     Farron Fowler          5'8"                 184              62
4      Alex Peoples           6'1"                 199              85
21     LeUndo Adams           6'2"                 208              80
28     Edgar Givens           6'4"                 205              68
30     Chris Littleton        5'11"                190              62

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                  Special Teams
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#      Name                   Height               Weight           OVR
88     Eric Neihouse          5'9"                 195              52
1      Jarod Little           6'1"                 211              82

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TEAM INFORMATION

  Team Name:  Cadets                    Offensive Style: Traditional
  Conference: Conference USA            Defensive Style: 3-4 Man
  Location:   West Point, NY            Best Player:     FB #28

RATINGS

  Overall: C+             All: 66                  DL: 63
  Offense: C+             QB:  79                  LB: 77
  Defense: C+             WR:  65                  DB: 68
  Special: B-             OL:  69                  ST: 57

DESCRIPTION

Army in this game is worthless, like they are in reality, sadly. They used to 
be so good, but since they went to their traditional spread offense crap, 
instead of the option like the other academies, they have failed. You should 
use a Navy or AF playbook when you use Army if you want to have any chance of 
winning. The FB is great, so use him a lot. On defense.. well, Army doesn't 
blitz much in real life, but you HAVE to here if you want to have a chance of 
winning. Good luck, you'll need it.

PLAYER ROSTER

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                  Quarterbacks
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#      Name                   Height               Weight           OVR
5      Reggie Nevels          6'0"                 202              70
7      Zac Dahman             6'0"                 167              68
14     Matt Silva             6'1"                 206              65

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                  Halfbacks
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#      Name                   Height               Weight           OVR
30     Carlyon Jones          5'10"                196              76
10     Seth Gulsby            6'2"                 202              68
25     La'Berrick Williams    5'11"                192              59
32     D.J. Blackledge        6'0"                 207              52
33     Scott Eden             5'7"                 187              48

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#      Name                   Height               Weight           OVR
28     Tielor Robinson        5'11"                220              70
22     Gary Whidden           5'10"                209              62
43     Jacob Miraldi          5'11"                234              59

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#      Name                   Height               Weight           OVR
19     Aaron Alexander        6'6"                 203              84
18     Elliot Grant           5'11"                197              68
2      Scott Wesley           5'6"                 165              62
87     Bruce Brown            5'10"                175              62
84     Walter Hill            5'11"                187              59
11     Blaine Copper          6'1"                 196              56
17     Jacob Murphy           6'2"                 198              48

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#      Name                   Height               Weight           OVR
90     Chase McCoy            6'4"                 254              65
91     Tim Dunn               6'4"                 243              65
93     Jared Ulekowski        6'3"                 235              62
85     Doug Horaist           6'4"                 235              52

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#      Name                   Height               Weight           OVR
75     Joel Glover            6'5"                 283              72
74     Seth Nieman            6'5"                 292              65
79     Nathan Collier         6'6"                 294              62
77     Jonathan Connon        6'6"                 313              56
72     Sean Whaley            6'3"                 253              52
67     Pete Bier              6'4"                 289              65
71     Adam Wojcik            6'4"                 282              62
76     Regan Tatford          6'5"                 285              59
60     Greg Arrowsmith        6'1"                 265              56
58     Miles Murray           6'2"                 260              56
68     Jake Holly             6'3"                 285              56
61     Scott Harris           6'4"                 275              56
57     Andy Dytrych           6'3"                 281              56
65     David Evetts           6'2"                 283              65
51     Justin Troy            6'2"                 285              65
70     Zac Maodus             6'3"                 275              59

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#      Name                   Height               Weight           OVR
98     Will Sullivan          6'3"                 254              80
92     Tommy Ryan             6'3"                 271              74
95     Odene Brathwaite       6'4"                 260              65
71     Peter Harrington       6'5"                 238              62
94     Cameron Craig          6'3"                 236              62
78     Ryan Johnson           6'2"                 221              40
50     Trey Landry            6'3"                 279              65
90     Doug Meyer             6'4"                 250              59
69     Seth Lotts             6'2"                 244              56
58     Dan Evans              6'3"                 276              56

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#      Name                   Height               Weight           OVR
16     Greg Washington        6'0"                 218              76
3      Mikiel Resnick         6'0"                 215              65
32     Barrett Scruggs        6'0"                 206              62
33     Randy Chasten          5'11"                201              56
43     Felice Terrigno        6'0"                 207              56
44     Matt Maimone           6'2"                 220              65
39     Cason Shrode           6'2"                 229              56
53     David Clamon           6'2"                 229              44

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#      Name                   Height               Weight           OVR
38     Jonathon Lewis         6'0"                 192              80
37     Delente Brewer         6'0"                 189              80
29     Ray Sith               5'9"                 169              59
26     Sean Grevious          5'10"                170              56
17     Chris Grevious         5'11"                175              56

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#      Name                   Height               Weight           OVR
20     Dhyan Tarver           5'11"                181              72
34     Rob Davis              6'0"                 186              65
13     Bryan Vavruska         6'1"                 195              62
31     Curt Daniels           6'0"                 197              68
46     Chuck Wilke            6'0"                 189              59

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#      Name                   Height               Weight           OVR
21     Austin Miller          6'2"                 197              74
23     Joe Riley              5'10"                207              44
27     Tom Dyrenforth         6'1"                 195              74

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TEAM INFORMATION

  Team Name:  Tigers                    Offensive Style: Normal
  Conference: SEC                       Defensive Style: Blitzing
  Location:   Auburn, Alabama           Best Player:     HB #24 

RATINGS

  Overall: B+             All: 82                  DL: 75
  Offense: B+             QB:  74                  LB: 81
  Defense: B+             WR:  77                  DB: 88
  Special: B              OL:  80                  ST: 79

DESCRIPTION

Auburn completed an amazing run to a SEC title and undefeated season this 
year, it's too bad the game thinks they're a 8-5 disappointment from last 
year, because Auburn is nothing too special. But their running backs, Cadillac 
Williams and Ronnie Brown, are of course two of the best in the country, and 
with a steadily improving and dangerous Jason Campbell at quarterback, option 
plays and draw plays with the occasional deep bomb may be too much for the 
opponent to overcome. When you use them, make sure to blitz a lot as well.

PLAYER ROSTER

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                  Quarterbacks
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#      Name                   Height               Weight           OVR
17     Jason Campbell         6'5"                 228              85
13     Josh Sullivan          6'4"                 210              65
16     Kelcy Luke             6'0"                 199              62
12     Brandon Cox            6'2"                 196              59

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                  Halfbacks
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#      Name                   Height               Weight           OVR
24     Carnell Williams       5'11"                204              97
23     Ronnie Brown           6'1"                 232              92
22     Tre Smith              5'10"                200              88
32     Carl Stewart           6'1"                 212              76

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                  Fullbacks
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#      Name                   Height               Weight           OVR
44     Jake Slaughter         6'2"                 237              74
45     Chris Chappell         6'2"                 223              59

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#      Name                   Height               Weight           OVR
2      Ben Obomanu            6'1"                 193              85
1      Devin Aromashodu       6'2"                 205              80
85     Silas Daniels          6'0"                 193              80
86     Courtney Taylor        6'2"                 195              76
9      Anthony Mix            6'5"                 242              76
25     Lee Guess              5'10"                177              65
6      Jamoga Ramsey          5'10"                162              62

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#      Name                   Height               Weight           OVR
8      Cooper Wallace         6'4"                 253              78
84     Rick Pollard           6'2"                 234              59
87     Cole Bennett           6'5"                 244              59

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                  Offensive Line
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#      Name                   Height               Weight           OVR
73     Marcus McNeil          6'9"                 340              82
66     Troy Reddick           6'5"                 327              76
74     Steven Ross            6'6"                 275              74
70     Leon Hart              6'4"                 290              70
77     King Dunlap            6'8"                 290              65
60     George Vallone         6'2"                 273              59
68     Danny Lindsey          6'3"                 306              78
79     Jonathan Palmer        6'5"                 317              72
61     Thomas Anderson        6'7"                 322              70
71     Jarrod Britt           6'3"                 299              70
69     Ben Grubbs             6'3"                 289              68
67     Jeremy Ingle           6'2"                 275              80
63     William Ward           6'2"                 270              65

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#      Name                   Height               Weight           OVR
94     Bret Eddins            6'5"                 267              74
98     Doug Langenfeld        6'3"                 254              74
48     Marquies Gunn          6'4"                 234              68
81     Kyle Derozan           6'3"                 252              65
75     Stanley McClover       6'2"                 252              62
58     T.J. Jackson           6'1"                 304              80
83     Jay Ratliff            6'5"                 278              78
65     Pat Sims               6'4"                 280              72
99     Tez Doolittle          6'3"                 298              72
96     Wayne Dickens          6'1"                 297              70
97     Josh Thompson          6'0"                 295              68

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#      Name                   Height               Weight           OVR
51     Travis Williams        6'1"                 209              87
29     Derrick Graves         6'1"                 222              85
21     Karibi Dede            6'1"                 206              68
37     Steve Gandy            6'0"                 190              68
55     Montavian Collier      6'2"                 219              65
40     Kevin Sears            6'4"                 236              65
57     Mayo Sowll             6'2"                 225              80
56     LeMarcus Rowell        6'3"                 218              76
54     Quentin Groves         6'3"                 239              70

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                  Cornerbacks
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#      Name                   Height               Weight           OVR
14     Carlos Rogers          6'1"                 194              95
19     Montavis Pitts         6'3"                 203              82
26     Lamel Ages             5'9"                 187              82
3      David Irons            6'1"                 183              65
5      Courtney Denson        5'11"                198              62

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                  Safeties
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#      Name                   Height               Weight           OVR
31     Antarrious Williams    5'11"                208              86
35     Will Herring           6'4"                 212              84
15     Tony Bell              6'2"                 210              74
4      Junior Rosegreen       6'0"                 196              87
10     Donnay Young           6'0"                 204              85
39     Andrew Letts           6'1"                 202              65

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                  Special Teams
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#      Name                   Height               Weight           OVR
37     John Vaughn            6'1"                 196              68
18     Phillip Yost           6'0"                 195              68
30     Kody Bliss             5'11"                193              65

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TEAM INFORMATION

  Team Name:  Cardinals                 Offensive Style: Ace
  Conference: MAC - Western Division    Defensive Style: 5-2
  Location:   Muncie, IN                Best Player:     WR #86

RATINGS

  Overall: C+             All: 73                  DL: 69
  Offense: B-             QB:  92                  LB: 73
  Defense: C+             WR:  74                  DB: 70
  Special: C+             OL:  69                  ST: 72

DESCRIPTION

Ball State isn't really that good of a team, but they do hold one important 
edge over their opposition. That being simply the massive size of their 
receivers. Seriously, Ball State has two of the biggest receivers in the 
entire game, and the other one rocks too! So, use the ace formation a lot and 
spread the receivers out to create mismatches in the secondary. If you're 
playing a similarly ranked team, they will have issues, I promise. 
Defensively, send some linebackers on blitzes to create pressure on the 
quarterback, as they're fairly weak on the defensive line side of the ball.

PLAYER ROSTER

Coming in tomorrow's update, so stay tuned for this roster and more!

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TEAM INFORMATION

  Team Name:  Bears                     Offensive Style: Option
  Conference: Big 12 - South Division   Defensive Style: 4-4
  Location:   Waco, TX                  Best Player:     WR #1

RATINGS

  Overall: B-             All: 84                  DL: 80
  Offense: B-             QB:  82                  LB: 74
  Defense: B-             WR:  86                  DB: 67
  Special: B              OL:  84                  ST: 77

DESCRIPTION

Baylor is not really that good of a team at all, sadly. They're one of the 
weaker teams in the Big 12 conference, yet they still got surprisingly good 
ratings for some reason. Their quarterback is fairly good, I watched him in 
the OU/Baylor game the past year (Baylor hung around for a while, honestly!) 
and he impressed me with his poise in the pocket and ability to scramble a 
lot. That's why I prefer running an option-based offense when I use Baylor, 
for best success.

PLAYER ROSTER

Coming in tomorrow's update, so stay tuned for this roster and more!

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TEAM INFORMATION

  Team Name:  Broncos                   Offensive Style: Spread
  Conference: WAC                       Defensive Style: 3-4
  Location:   Boise, ID                 Best Player:     HB #22

RATINGS

  Overall: B+             All: 83                  DL: 72
  Offense: B+             QB:  89                  LB: 78
  Defense: B              WR:  77                  DB: 90
  Special: B+             OL:  79                  ST: 75

DESCRIPTION

The Broncos are a great team to use, as their offensive skill players are 
excellent. The quarterback, Dinwiddie, is an outstanding player with good 
passing skills and nice speed. I advise using him a lot, especially if you 
like to use a spread offense. A spread offense with option runs and shotgun 
plays will be VERY hard to stop if you are using Boise State. Defensively, 
play the 3-4 and 4-3 a lot, with man coverage on the corners as the corners 
are pretty competent. 

PLAYER ROSTER

Coming in tomorrow's update, so stay tuned for this roster and more!

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TEAM INFORMATION

  Team Name:  Golden Eagles             Offensive Style: Ace
  Conference: Big East                  Defensive Style: 4-3
  Location:   Chestnut Hill, MA         Best Player:     LE #94

RATINGS

  Overall: B              All: 86                  DL: 81
  Offense: B              QB:  89                  LB: 76
  Defense: B+             WR:  80                  DB: 90
  Special: B              OL:  78                  ST: 78

DESCRIPTION

Boston College is a pretty good team to use in this game. Their halfback is 
pretty good, and Peterson is a good QB with good leadership skills. Use the 
Ace offense and mix in a lot of pass plays with counters and draws to really 
fool the defense. Defensively, Boston College has one of the strongest 
defensive lines in the game, featuring an awesome left end, and their 
linebackers are good too. Their defensive backs are fantastic, as well. 
They're really fun to use against other B teams.

PLAYER ROSTER

Coming in tomorrow's update, so stay tuned for this roster and more!

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TEAM INFORMATION

  Team Name:  Falcons                   Offensive Style: Shotgun
  Conference: MAC - East Division       Defensive Style: 3-3-5
  Location:   Bowling Green, OH         Best Player:     Omar Jacobs

RATINGS

  Overall: B              All: 79                  DL: 82
  Offense: B              QB:  74                  LB: 82
  Defense: B              WR:  72                  DB: 72
  Special: B              OL:  75                  ST: 85

DESCRIPTION

Omar Jacobs to Cole Magner is one of the best QB to WR combinations in the 
entire game, so using Bowling Green requires you to get familiar with WR #21 
pretty quickly. The other receivers are solid, and the running backs are 
definitely a strength as well. Omar Jacobs is a great quarterback, with 
outstanding speed, so use the option a lot to really cause the opposing 
defensive coordinator headaches and nightmares. Defensively, play the 3-3-5 
Zone defense a lot, mixed in with some blitzes to throw off the timing of the 
opposing offense.

PLAYER ROSTER

Coming in tomorrow's update, so stay tuned for this roster and more!

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         | 5.2 | DIVISION 1AA |
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This is where all the Division IAA teams go, naturally.

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TEAM INFORMATION

  Team Name:  Bulldogs                  Offensive Style: Option
  Conference: SWAC                      Defensive Style: 4-3 Traditional
  Location:   Normal, AL                Best Player:     WR #8

RATINGS

  Overall: D-             All: 47                  DL: 58
  Offense: D-             QB:  59                  LB: 61
  Defense: D-             WR:  59                  DB: 53
  Special: D              OL:  55                  ST: 46

DESCRIPTION

Wow, they got an "all" rating of 47 somehow. They are not a very good football 
team. If you wish to use them, use the option a lot, and make sure to get it 
to their receiver as much as possible. He's the only one that can really make 
plays on this team. As for defense, run a lot of 4-3 Zone because the 
secondary can't handle man coverage too well. Timed blitzes, like zone blitzes 
occasionally, may confuse the opponent as well.

PLAYER ROSTER

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                  Quarterbacks
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#      Name                   Height               Weight           OVR
10     Johnny Keith           5'11"                214              59
7      Timothy Robinson       6'3"                 215              48
12     Roderick Stevens       6'1"                 210              40

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                  Halfbacks
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#      Name                   Height               Weight           OVR
41     Lamier Bush            5'9"                 195              52
26     Jarmaine Williams      6'0"                 210              44
22     Terrance Childress     6'0"                 195              40

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                  Fullbacks
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#      Name                   Height               Weight           OVR
28     Jonathan Rowland       5'11"                218              52
36     Travis O'Neal          5'11"                200              44

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#      Name                   Height               Weight           OVR
8      Nicholas Wells         6'0"                 170              65
25     Reginald Spencer       6'4"                 220              62
18     Cory Harden            5'8"                 160              56
87     Michael Brown          6'1"                 185              52
84     Jokton Roberts         6'4"                 193              48
81     Walter Shearls         6'6"                 200              44

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                  Tight Ends
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#      Name                   Height               Weight           OVR
19     James Burns            6'4"                 225              40
82     Emanuel Edwards        6'3"                 245              40

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                  Offensive Line
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#      Name                   Height               Weight           OVR
56     Robertville Louis      6'2"                 275              52
60     Demond Leslie          6'1"                 250              40
76     Darius Turner          6'3"                 280              40
64     Jeffrey Johnson        6'1"                 308              52
78     Jonathan Ford          6'2"                 270              48
77     Roderick Johnson       6'5"                 290              44
72     Brandon Middleton      6'3"                 265              40
73     Harold Penn            5'11"                282              40

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                  Defensive Line
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#      Name                   Height               Weight           OVR
90     Mafasta Hill           6'4"                 220              59
91     Whitney Garrett        6'2"                 220              56
59     Anthony Hunter         6'2"                 200              52
62     Kevin Lockhart         6'2"                 250              40
75     Rowland Zellars        6'3"                 251              48
99     Ali Hasam              6'1"                 270              40
59     Anthony Hunter         6'1"                 245              40
51     Jimmy Richardson       6'0"                 265              40

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                  Linebackers
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#      Name                   Height               Weight           OVR
61     Avery Moland           5'10"                210              44
58     Chris Traylor          6'2"                 215              40
52     Walter Herron          6'0"                 205              40
54     Wesley Bynum           6'3"                 225              40
49     John Garrett           6'0"                 220              48
57     Johnny Baldwin         6'2"                 190              40
70     Kris Smith             5'10"                190              40

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                  Cornerbacks
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#      Name                   Height               Weight           OVR
46     Derek Franklin         5'8"                 185              56
37     Lendell Edwards        6'1"                 205              48
20     Stephan Tucker         6'2"                 185              44
32     Trevis O'Neal          5'11"                185              40

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                  Safeties
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#      Name                   Height               Weight           OVR
30     Levernonte Turner      6'1"                 190              48
43     Ali Searcy             6'1"                 185              48
15     Stanley Allen          6'0"                 190              48

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                  Special Teams
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#      Name                   Height               Weight           OVR
27     Rashad Cylar           6'0"                 175              44
9      Benardo Carbo          5'11"                186              44

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TEAM INFORMATION

  Team Name:  Hornets                   Offensive Style: Spread
  Conference: SWAC                      Defensive Style: 4-3 Traditional
  Location:   Montgomery, AL            Best Player:     WR #87

RATINGS

  Overall: D-             All: 47                  DL: 60
  Offense: D-             QB:  59                  LB: 59
  Defense: D-             WR:  52                  DB: 52
  Special: D              OL:  56                  ST: 56

DESCRIPTION

The Hornets out of the SWAC are another terrible team, maybe even worse than 
Alabama A+M amazingly enough. They really only have two good players on the 
offense, and that's the QB and top WR. The running game and offensive line are 
severely lacking, so running the ball effectively will be tough. Defensively, 
don't blitz much. The defensive line is surprisingly adequate, so play a lot 
of zone coverage and try to get your opponent to make some costly mistakes in 
the passing game.

PLAYER ROSTER

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                  Quarterbacks
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#      Name                   Height               Weight           OVR
8      Tarvaris Jackson       6'5"                 225              56
4      Nick Fortson           6'1"                 188              40

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                  Halfbacks
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#      Name                   Height               Weight           OVR
16     Erlin Sanders          5'10"                185              56
33     Chris Dupuy            5'11"                175              52
28     Cortez Mitchell        5'11"                195              48

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                  Fullbacks
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#      Name                   Height               Weight           OVR
44     Robert Randolph        6'0"                 180              44

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                  Wide Receivers
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#      Name                   Height               Weight           OVR
87     Clayton Harris         6'0"                 180              59
82     Herman Easter          6'0"                 175              56
85     Cliften Cotton         6'3"                 220              52
21     Reginald Glover        5'9"                 175              52
80     Greg Jones             6'2"                 200              44

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                  Tight Ends
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#      Name                   Height               Weight           OVR
81     Shelton Carleton       6'3"                 225              40
84     Chris Coleman          6'3"                 235              40

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                  Offensive Line
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#      Name                   Height               Weight           OVR
75     Kevin Hinkle           6'5"                 305              40
71     Jamol Johnson          6'3"                 300              40
72     Donald Jones           6'4"                 310              40
64     Ryan Beneby            6'4"                 320              48
61     Kevin Harris           6'3"                 295              48
73     Luke Jackson           6'4"                 287              44
70     Antonio Bradford       6'5"                 302              40
58     Kerry Fraizer          6'4"                 350              48
63     Hector Ruiz            6'4"                 280              40

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                  Defensive Line
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#      Name                   Height               Weight           OVR
68     Landis Wilkerson       6'3"                 245              44
90     Jimmy Parham           6'3"                 230              40
55     Ryan Farness           6'4"                 252              40
95     Sharmarcus Wilcox      6'4"                 250              48
69     Evertte Rosette        6'3"                 240              44
93     Vandor Himmons         6'1"                 265              40
98     Jeremy Watkins         6'2"                 270              40

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                  Linebackers
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#      Name                   Height               Weight           OVR
47     Ronald Dillon          6'2"                 225              48
56     Freddie Gibson         5'11"                225              40
39     Daniel Huitt           6'2"                 230              40
52     Rico Jackson           6'0"                 245              44
57     Martivas Gary          6'1"                 231              40

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                  Cornerbacks
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#      Name                   Height               Weight           OVR
19     Brandon Horace         5'10"                175              59
17     Jashaun McGowan        5'11"                185              52
12     Thelan Valsaint        5'11"                181              40
22     Marcus Winn            5'10"                168              40

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                  Safeties
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#      Name                   Height               Weight           OVR
40     Jaquarren Swain        5'9"                 172              52
24     Antoine Hall           5'10"                180              40
37     Ravon Butler           6'0"                 175              52
9      Sidney James           6'0"                 188              40

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                  Special Teams
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#      Name                   Height               Weight           OVR
26     Josh King              6'2"                 180              40
27     Anthony Johnson        6'0"                 185              48

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TEAM INFORMATION

  Team Name:  Braves                    Offensive Style: Shotgun
  Conference: SWAC                      Defensive Style: 3-3-5 Stack
  Location:   Lorman, MS                Best Player:     WR #5

RATINGS

  Overall: D-             All: 54                  DL: 65
  Offense: D+             QB:  57                  LB: 65
  Defense: D-             WR:  64                  DB: 60
  Special: D-             OL:  58                  ST: 58

DESCRIPTION

Wow, a team with an offense rating of D+, what a freaking concept. This is 
because of their star wide receiver, who has 96 speed, 97 acceleration, and 76 
catching. That's right. Not bad for a division IAA player, his speed is super 
fast, so make sure to get him the ball a lot. He is definitely a playmaker and 
a difference maker. On defense, the 3-3-5 Stack confuses the opponent and 
doesn't cause too many matchup problems. Alcorn State is not a bad team at 
all, all things considered.

PLAYER ROSTER

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                  Quarterbacks
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#      Name                   Height               Weight           OVR
10     Donald Carrie          6'2"                 210              68
15     Milton Green           5'10"                195              48
16     Vinnie Miroth          6'3"                 170              40

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                  Halfbacks
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#      Name                   Height               Weight           OVR
33     Robert Lester          5'9"                 183              56
29     Jeremy McCoy           6'0"                 210              52
30     Emmanuel Tyler         5'10"                195              48

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                  Fullbacks
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#      Name                   Height               Weight           OVR
35     Marcus Holmes          5'11"                270              72
36     Desmond Bacchus        6'0"                 270              48

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                  Wide Receivers
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#      Name                   Height               Weight           OVR
84     Clifton Perry          6'2"                 175              78
2      Corvin Johnson         6'0"                 180              74
21     Lonnie Teagle          5'4"                 160              62
83     Courtney Young         5'10"                170              52
8      Kevin Clark            5'9"                 165              48
80     Tabari Lott            6'4"                 215              44

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                  Tight Ends
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#      Name                   Height               Weight           OVR
31     Johnny Washington      6'3"                 230              52
85     Lamarcus Turner        6'3"                 238              40
34     Brandon Franklin       6'3"                 238              40

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                  Offensive Line
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#      Name                   Height               Weight           OVR
69     Taji Gaines            6'3"                 310              56
72     Everett Speaks         6'3"                 305              56
65     Jon Herman             6'4"                 244              44
50     Jareek Buck            6'4"                 285              40
66     Chris Seymour          6'1"                 315              48
70     Jonathan Lowe          6'3"                 305              44
61     Brandon Price          6'3"                 255              44
68     Terrence Johnson       6'4"                 340              40
57     Jamal Williams         6'2"                 275              44
79     Henry Herod            6'4"                 370              40

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                  Defensive Line
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#      Name                   Height               Weight           OVR
92     Isaac Wimes            6'2"                 250              44
60     Michael Howlett        6'5"                 252              44
90     Bryan Woods            6'2"                 220              40
93     Ross Gordon            6'3"                 245              40
67     Sean Howard            6'2"                 320              52
98     Eric Roach             6'3"                 300              52
78     Bryan Williams         6'2"                 285              48
73     Markies Riley          6'2"                 300              40
71     Tyrie Brady            6'5"                 295              40

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                  Linebackers
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#      Name                   Height               Weight           OVR
55     Dwan Wilson            6'3"                 230              65
51     Tavari Hughes          6'2"                 210              62
44     Jermaine Johnson       5'11"                215              44
29     James Bolden           6'0"                 222              40
52     Troski Pettis          5'11"                248              48
58     Quentan Wilson         6'3"                 220              40

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                  Cornerbacks
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#      Name                   Height               Weight           OVR
14     Jeffrey Hobbs          6'0"                 185              59
23     Jeremy Stockdale       5'8"                 192              56
40     Brandon Coleman        5'11"                185              48
20     Ken Bradford           5'11"                181              48
24     Reggi Anderson         5'9"                 170              48

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#      Name                   Height               Weight           OVR
25     Victor Alexandrea      6'3"                 170              52
49     Taurian Parks          6'4"                 190              48
26     Brandon Brown          5'10"                187              52
37     Patrick Tuck           6'0"                 185              52

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#      Name                   Height               Weight           OVR
11     David McConnell        6'2"                 210              40
38     Shane Phillips         6'2"                 212              40

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TEAM INFORMATION

  Team Name:  Mountaineers              Offensive Style: Ace
  Conference: Southern                  Defensive Style: 3-4
  Location:   Boone, NC                 Best Player:     RE #90

RATINGS

  Overall: D              All: 53                  DL: 60
  Offense: D+             QB:  59                  LB: 61
  Defense: D-             WR:  61                  DB: 63
  Special: D+             OL:  64                  ST: 55

DESCRIPTION

Holy wow, a D rated DIAA team, it only took until the 4th team to find someone 
this high! Appalachian State is a pretty decent, although unspectacular, team. 
Offensively, use the west coast and power styles, a mixture of both will 
confuse the offense. No one really stands out offensively so mix it up. On 
defense, run 3-4 because the defensive line is pretty reliable, and the 
linebackers are the heart of the defense. You may even be able to get away 
with man coverage and blitzing with this defense.

PLAYER ROSTER

Coming in tomorrow's update, so stay tuned for this roster and more!

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TEAM INFORMATION

  Team Name:  Golden Lions              Offensive Style: I-Form
  Conference: SWAC                      Defensive Style: 4-4
  Location:   Colorado Springs, CO      Best Player:     WR #5

RATINGS

  Overall: D-             All: 48                  DL: 59
  Offense: D              QB:  59                  LB: 65
  Defense: D-             WR:  53                  DB: 59
  Special: D+             OL:  54                  ST: 49

DESCRIPTION

Blah blah blah, this team is like, the 4th best team in Arkansas anyways. They 
use the I-Form/Flexbone style playbook, so make sure to utilize it with a lot 
of passes to tight ends and fullbacks, with FB dives and triple options mixed 
in. You can really do a lot of stuff with this kind of offense, which makes it 
fun to use. Defensively, run the 4-4 and put some pressure on the QB to make 
up for a weak secondary.. some of the linebackers are better at coverage than 
the corners and safeties to begin with anyways, amazingly enough!

PLAYER ROSTER

Coming in tomorrow's update, so stay tuned for this roster and more!

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Campus challenge is something that has been around for a while in the NCAA 
series, and is one of the aspects that I truly enjoy about the series. You 
will get a complete rundown of the mode here, ranging from how to play it, to 
how scoring works, and what you get when you succeed.  

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         | 6.1 | HOW TO PLAY |
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Campus challenge is really not that hard to play at all. All you have to do is 
turn the campus challenge option on (by going to the game options screen), and 
then play a game. What is campus challenge exactly? It's a mode where you can 
complete different goals, like scoring 21 points in a game, and get points 
rewarded for completing these goals. You can then buy pennants, which unlock 
cheat codes, hidden teams, new stadiums, and more. Fun, huh?

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         | 6.2 | SCORING |
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You do get different rewards based on how difficult the goal is, and what 
level of difficulty you are playing on. For instance, you will see that you 
only get 2 points for completing a Level 1 goal in JV, but 8 in Heisman.

Here is what you get, points wise, for each Level goal you complete in Campus 
Challenge.

Level 1: JV - 2, Varsity - 4, All American - 6, Heisman - 8
Level 2: JV - 3, Varsity - 6, All American - 9, Heisman - 12
Level 3: JV - 4, Varsity - 8, All American - 12, Heisman - 16
Level 4: JV - 5, Varsity - 10, All American - 15, Heisman - 20
Level 5: JV - 6, Varsity - 12, All American - 18, Heisman - 24

Here are the tasks you must complete for each level. Note some lower Level 
tasks are harder to complete than higher Level ones for some reason!

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|                               LEVEL 1 TASKS                                |
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-> Kick a 40+ yard field goal.
-> Punt the ball 50+ yards.
-> Hold opponent under 7 points. (minimum quarter length = 4)
-> Score 21 points in a game. (maximum quarter length = 6)
-> One reception by 3 different players.
-> Throw 2 TD passes with one player.
-> Gain 200 yards of offense. (maximum quarter length = 6)
-> Break a 20 yard run.
-> Complete 5 consecutive passes.
-> Complete a 30 yard pass.
-> No incomplete passes all game. (minimum quarter length = 4, attempts = 1)
-> No offensive fumbles all game. (minimum quarter length = 4)
-> No interceptions thrown all game. (minimum quarter length = 4)
-> No sacks allowed all game. (minimum quarter length = 4)
-> Recover a fumble on defense.
-> Sack the opposing QB.
-> Record 4 tackles with one player.
-> 30 yard KR average for one player. (minimum returns = 2)
-> Hold opponent under 150 total offensive yards. (minimum quarter length = 4)

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-> 30 yard PR average for one player. (minimum returns = 2)
-> Score 42 points in a game. (maximum quarter length = 6)
-> Defeat opponent by 28 points. (maximum quarter length = 6)
-> 10+ yard rush average for one player. (minimum attempts = 5)
-> Gain 100 receiving yards with one player.
-> Catch 2 TD passes with one player.
-> 20 yard reception average for one player. (minimum receptions = 3)
-> Score 3 rushing touchdowns with one player.
-> Throw for 300 yards with one player.
-> Throw 4 TD passes with one player.
-> Complete 80 percent of your passes. (minimum attempts = 5)
-> Complete 8 consecutive passes.
-> Commit no penalties in a game. (minimum quarter length = 4)
-> Record two sacks with one player.
-> Force 3 turnovers in one game on defense.
-> Record 5 tackles with two different players.
-> Hold opponent under 125 total offensive yards. (minimum quarter length = 4)
-> Punt the ball out of bounds inside the 5 yard line.
-> Gain 75 rushing and 75 receiving yards with one player.
-> Gain 100 rushing yards with one player.

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-> Kick and recover an onside kick.
-> Score 63 points in a game (maximum quarter length = 6)
-> Make 10 receptions with one player.
-> 10 rushing attempts by two different players.
-> Gain 100 rushing and 50 receiving yards with one player.
-> Gain 150 receiving yards with one player.
-> Gain 150 rushing yards with one player.
-> Gain 400 yards of total offense. (maximum quarter length = 6)
-> Break a 40 yard run.
-> Complete 10 consecutive passes.
-> Complete a 60 yard pass.
-> Recover 2 fumbles on defense with one player.
-> Intercept 2 passes with one player.
-> Record 3 passes with one player.
-> Deflect 4 passes with one player.
-> Record 8 tackles with one player.
-> Make a 50+ yard field goal.
-> Punt the ball 65+ yards.
-> Return a punt for a touchdown.
-> Hold opponent under 100 total offensive yards. (minimum quarter length = 4)

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-> Defeat opponent by 56 points. (maximum quarter length = 6)
-> Gain 100 rushing yards with two different players.
-> Gain 100 receiving yards with two different players.
-> Gain 200 receiving yards with one player.
-> Gain 200 rushing yards with one player.
-> Complete 25 passes with one player.
-> 40 rushing attempts by one player. (maximum quarter length = 6)
-> Throw for 500 yards with one player.
-> Gain 650 yards of total offense (maximum quarter length = 6)
-> Achieve 20 first downs. (maximum quarter length = 6)
-> Complete one pass to 7 different receivers.
-> Score a touchdown on defense.
-> Break a 60 yard run.
-> Cause 6 turnovers on defense.
-> Record 6 turnovers on defense.
-> Record 4 sacks with one player.
-> Record a safety on defense.
-> Return a kickoff for a touchdown.
-> Gain 100 rushing and 100 passing yards with one player.
-> Hold opponent under 75 total offensive yards. (minimum quarter length = 4)

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-> Gain 100 rushing and 100 receiving yards with one player.
-> Gain 250 rushing yards with two different players.
-> Record 5 sacks with one player.
-> Shut out the opponent (minimum quarter length = 4)
-> Hold opponent under 50 total offensive yards (minimum quarter length = 4)
-> Gain 250 kick return yards with one player.
-> Gain 250 punt return yards with one player.
-> Score 84 points in a game. (maximum quarter length = 6)
-> Complete 100% of your passes. (minimum attempts = 7)
-> 100 receiving yards by three different players.
-> Gain 100 rushing and 150 passing yards with one player.
-> 20 yard rushing average for one player. (minimum attempt = 5)
-> 200 passing yards by two different players.
-> Gain 250 rushing yards with one player.
-> Break 10 tackles with one player.
-> Break an 80 yard run.
-> Complete 14 consecutive passes.
-> Complete a 90 yard pass.
-> Intercept 5 passes on defense.
-> Record two safeties in one game.


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         | 6.3 | PENNANTS |
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I haven't quite gotten all the pennants yet, but here's a list of the ones I 
have received so far.

----------- #7 -----------
Pennant Name: Appalachian State
Description:  This team will receive a positional ratings boost when pennant 
              is played.

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Pennant Name: Colorado
Description:  This team will receive a positional ratings boost when pennant 
              is played.

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Pennant Name: Iowa
Description:  This team will receive a positional ratings boost when pennant 
              is played.

----------- #72 -----------
Pennant Name: Kansas State
Description:  This team will receive a positional ratings boost when pennant 
              is played.

----------- #80 -----------
Pennant Name: Maryland
Description:  This team will receive a positional ratings boost when pennant 
              is played.

----------- #121 -----------
Pennant Name: Penn
Description:  This team will receive a positional ratings boost when pennant 
              is played.

----------- #144 -----------
Pennant Name: Stanford
Description:  This team will receive a positional ratings boost when pennant 
              is played.

----------- #146 -----------
Pennant Name: SW Missouri St.
Description:  This team will receive a positional ratings boost when pennant 
              is played.

----------- #186 -----------
Pennant Name: Weber State
Description:  This team will receive a positional ratings boost when pennant 
              is played.

----------- #198 -----------
Pennant Name: 1st and 15
Description:  This pennant forces your opponent to gain 15 yards for a first
              down.

----------- #199 -----------
Pennant Name: Blink
Description:  This pennant causes the ref to spot the ball short for your 
              opponent.

----------- #204 -----------
Pennant Name: Cuffed
Description:  This pennant prevents your team from fumbling or throwing
              interceptions.

----------- #207 -----------
Pennant Name: Hurricane
Description:  The Nike Air Zoom Torque shoe improves your team's pass rush on
              defense for one game.

----------- #208 -----------
Pennant Name: Instant Freplay
Description:  This pennant gives your team 5 downs instead of 4 to make a 
              first down.

----------- #209 -----------
Pennant Name: Jumbalaya
Description:  This pennant adds points to your score when your player is 
              injured.

----------- #218 -----------
Pennant Name: QB Dud
Description:  This pennant causes your opponent's passes to be high and 
              wobbly.

----------- #228 -----------
Pennant Name: Wind at My Back
Description:  The Nike Laminate Wind Jacket causes the wind to be in your 
              favor on field goals.

----------- #231 -----------
Pennant Name: Continental Tire Bowl
Description:  This stadium is now unlocked for use in Play Now.

----------- #233 -----------
Pennant Name: Fiesta Bowl
Description:  This stadium is now unlocked for use in Play Now.

----------- #248 -----------
Pennant Name: Orange Bowl
Description:  This stadium is unlocked for use in Play Now.

----------- #251 -----------
Pennant Name: Rose Bowl
Description:  This stadium is now unlocked for use in Play Now.

----------- #254 -----------
Pennant Name: Sugar Bowl
Description:  This stadium is now unlocked for use in Play Now.

----------- #271 -----------
Pennant Name: 2003 All-Americans
Description:  This historic team is now unlocked for use in Play Now.

----------- #283 -----------
Pennant Name: All-LSU
Description:  This historic team is now unlocked for use in Play Now.

----------- #286 -----------
Pennant Name: All-Mississippi State
Description:  This historic team is now unlocked for use in Play Now.

----------- #292 -----------
Pennant Name: All-Oklahoma State
Description:  This historic team is now unlocked for use in Play Now.

----------- #302 -----------
Pennant Name: All-LSU
Description:  This historic team is now unlocked for use in Play Now.

----------- #305 -----------
Pennant Name: All-Washington
Description:  This historic team is now unlocked for use in Play Now.

----------- #370 -----------
Pennant Name: Wake Mascot
Description:  This mascot team is now unlocked for use in Play Now.

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Here are some questions I think are asked a lot, and the answers to them. Such 
a complex section, I know.

1. Why does my wide receiver drop so many passes?
A: That's the biggest problem with this game, dropped passes. I advise turning 
the WR Catching slider up in the settings screen to avoid this for the most 
part, although they'll still drop passes anyways.

2. How come my player's ratings are fluctuating so much during the game?
A: That's one of the new "features" EA decided to incorporate into this game. 
Now, your players will get rattled or get better during a game, improving or 
decreasing their rating at alarming rates. Fun, huh?

3. What's the worst DIA team in the entire game?
A: The game counts FIU as one, so I'd have to go with them. They are awful.

4. Why are the BCS rankings so erratic in dynasty?
A: Realism? ;) I really have no idea, but it is frustrating.

5. How can I get my school higher in the HFA department?
A: Win consistently for several years. Their HFA meter will go up slowly each 
year.

6. Can I switch to any school I want during a dynasty?
A: No, another team has to make you an offer first. Or you can try to pursue a 
job, but chances are they might not make you an offer or have a coach already 
in place.

7. How can I recruit better players to my university?
A: Well, I got an email asking me about receivers. If you want better 
receivers, change your gameplan and throw the ball a lot more. Receivers and 
quarterbacks love that and their interest will increase. You basically have to 
pitch what they want and show that you can offer it.

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         | 8.1 | CREDITS |
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- EA Sports for producing this game. Another awesome game, despite the insane 
challenge to start out.

- Prima Games (that's right!) for providing me with some team statistics. 
Thanks dudes.

- The dude that sold me the memory card with all the names of players already 
pre-installed. Thanks dude. <3

- The internet for the DIAA and classic team rosters.

- GameFAQs code section so I could at least find some of the pennants I was 
missing.

- My few FAQ friends for supporting me, yadda yadda. Nick, for not getting too 
mad when I kick his ass in FAQ competitions. Rich, for providing some weird 
comic relief when I get upset or lose motivation.


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         | 8.2 | OTHER INFORMATION |
         ---------------------------

You can check out all of my other guides on GameFAQs, which will hopefully 
include a very sexy Star Ocean 3 guide soon. I can't wait to finish that 
thing. I did guides for a lot of Final Fantasies, as well as some random 
Castlevania and wrestling games, and both Tales of Destiny games. Check them 
out!

And there's always Tales of Symphonia to look forward to...

I appreciate any information you can contribute, especially to the dynasty 
mode section, as that was a nightmare, as well as stuff I missed, 
walkthrough, etc. Anything can help.

Also, feel free to email any game tips, as I may add a game tips section in 
the future.

Any errors and omissions that you may see can be corrected if you inform me of 
them. I'll also credit you, if your error or omission is actually correct and 
worth an update for me to fix. I am somewhat busy, you know.

That's about it. If anyone would like me to add anything, you can always email 
me. 

AIM: JuanDixonFor3
MSN: mcfa4834@bellsouth.net
YIM: mcfaddenvg

If you contact me on one of the instant messengers, and I do not respond, it
probably means I am busy. I am always talking with my girl, and friends, so
sometimes I just ignore some instant messages from people I do not know. Be
nice, and I will talk to you, just don't come out and ask the question and be
all rude if I do not respond in five seconds, otherwise I probably will just
block you. I will answer all e-mails about the game, however.

You can contact me by emailing me at penguin_faqs@yahoo.com

One last note: Only email me about the game at penguin_faqs@yahoo.com, all 
emails about NCAA Football 2005 sent to my other e-mail addresses 
will be deleted and/or ignored. Thanks to all those that have emailed me so 
far, I appreciate it!

1. Check my email backlog. If it's filled up, you may have to wait a while 
before you get a response.

2. I check my email once in a while. Please wait for a response, because I 
will respond to all emails.

3. Please read my guide before asking questions, thats why I have a FAQ and 
Reader Tips section.

4. I will only post your question/tip in my guide if it is good, and has not 
been answered in this guide.

Also, I have AIM and Yahoo. My AIM name is JuanDixonFor3, but PLEASE do not 
harass me with annoying questions or I'll block you. I only wish to chat with 
people. My Yahoo is mcfaddenvg but I don't go on too much.

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         | 8.3 | REVISION HISTORY |
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v0.08 - May 17, 2005 - 205.1K - Lol, whoops. I'm back now with a few more team 
updates, although I can't actually add any more rosters yet. I'll have to find 
them online somehow, or I may just call this project dead and wait for 2006 to 
come around.

v0.07 - December 16, 2004 - 198.2K - Yes, I have updated 3 days in a row 
again. Last time I did this, I stopped working on it for four months.. but 
with my INSANE current motivation and the fact that adding rosters is easy 
(just time consuming and tedious), I should be rolling for the next month. I 
added in 5 DIAA team descriptions, so the entire A section for both divisions 
is now done, but I got lazy/back hurts/lack of sleep, so I only finished 3 of 
the 5 rosters. I also decided to take out classic teams and focus on playbooks 
instead. I am happy with the way things are going with this guide.

v0.06 - December 15, 2004 - 172.8K - Now that this guide is done, I can focus 
on the rosters. I added three of them: Arkansas State, Army, and Auburn, with 
more to come tomorrow. I also added in a FAQ that I got asked via email and 
also decided to eventually make this guide better by adding playbook guides 
and other stuff.

v0.05 - December 14, 2004 - 146.3K - Holy cow. First things first, I was going 
to keep updating in the same style as before, but I got frustrated with how 
long each team took. Therefore, I decided to remove the old team listings and 
go with rosters. I then decided to finish every other section, put in the 
rosters for the teams I already did, and voila, finished guide. All it needs 
is rosters now, and the bounty is mine. Yay me!

v0.04 - August 9, 2004 - 113.9K - Added in Arizona and added in the dynasty 
mode section. Slowly getting it done, team lists will be the real problem now. 
3 updates in 4 days WTF?

v0.03 - August 8, 2004 - 89.2K - I'm back on the ball now. I want to get this 
guide done or at least complete enough that it's good. I added in Alabama.. 
then separated 2.3 into two sections, added in way more info to 2.3, then did 
a complete home field advantage section which was fun to write. More to come 
tomorrow.

v0.02 - August 6, 2004 - 67.8K - Sorry for late update. Added a new team 
(Akron) and completely changed the format of team listings.. added in team 
description, names, positions, tendencies, etc. to each player, so now each 
player has 3 lines instead of 1. More work for me, WAY more, but should be 
worth the effort. I ADDED IN CREDITS TOO, WHOO. CALL THIS GUIDE COMPLETE NOW, 
CJC.

v0.01 - July 17, 2004 - 39.6K - Not submitted yet. Finally started. Added in 
game basics, one team (Air Force), started online mode guide, and finished 
entire format. 

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Thanks for reading my NCAA Football 2005 guide. Sorry it took so long to get 
almost done, but I had a lot of other things to do and this guide seemed like 
it would take forever, but I pushed myself extra hard and got it done. Hope 
you enjoyed this great guide for such an awesome football game. Till next 
time!

- Psycho Penguin