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    Achievement Guide by spooky8170

    Updated: 10/18/09 | Printable Version | Search This Guide

    NCAA 2010 (XBOX 360) - Achievement Guide
    version 1.00 - 10/17/09
    created by: spooky8170
    randy.choy@gmail.com
    
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    Most of these achievements can be unlocked in the course of just playing the
    game. Changing the difficulty setting to Freshmen and choosong to play a good
    team vs a horrible one will help greatly.
    
    
    
    1. 4th Quarter Comeback (30)
    2. Ball...Ball...Ball... (10)
    3. Big Fish In A Small Pond (20)
    4. Running With The Ones (10)
    5. Russell High School Champ (40)
    6. Big Man on Campus (25)
    7. King of the Conference (35)
    8. The Best of All-Time (50)
    9. Closing Out Strong (10)
    10. Freshman Phenom (25)
    11. I'll Take My Trophy Please (10)
    12. I'm Outstanding (25) 
    13. National Champions! (30)
    14. Big Time Player (15)
    15. Bombs Away (10)
    16. Bustin' Loose (10)
    17. Can You Believe It? (25)
    18. Crash the Party (15)
    19. Fill The Trophy Case (45)
    20. Getting In On The Fun (10)
    21. Give Him 5 Minutes (20)
    22. Good Sport Award (40)
    23. Hear the Pin Drop (15)
    24. Helping Your Own Cause (10)
    25. Keep Them Guessing (20)
    26. Locked and Loaded (15)
    27. Mad Skillz (40)
    28. Mr. February (30)
    29. On Lockdown (20)
    30. One for the History Books (10)
    31. Pick-Free (15)
    32. Protecting The House (20)
    33. Put Two On The Board (15)
    34. Reach Out and Crush Someone (30)
    35. Red Zone Perfection (15)
    36. Red Zone Shutout (5)
    37. Set 'Em Up, Knock 'Em Down (20)
    38. Sip Some Texas Tea (25)
    39. Strategery (40)
    40. Taking Care of Business (10)
    41. That's How I Roll (45)
    42. Trifecta (15)
    43. We Are Family (10)
    44. What Competition? (20)
    45. Will You Ever Learn? (15)
    46. You Got A Reciept For That? (10)
    47. You Gotta See This (20)
    
    
    1. 4th Quarter Comeback (30) - Win a Dynasty or Exhib. game when down 14 to 
    start 4th qtr (excludes co-op)(Min Difficulty: Varsity)
    
    In an exhibition game play as an A grade team vs a B or lower. Sim until the
    3rd quarter.  You may have a 7pt to 28pt lead depending on the disparity of 
    the teams and the randomness of the sim.  Every time you get the ball 
    immediately shallow punt and have all defender dive so the return will be a 
    TD.  You can also pick a special teams formation for defense.  You can 
    quickly get the CPU ahead by 14 pts by the end of the 3rd quarter.  Then 
    it's up to your own skill to win.
    
    
    2. Ball...Ball...Ball... (10) - Jar the ball loose with a User-Controlled 
    Hit Stick tackle (excludes co-op).
    
    
    3. Big Fish In A Small Pond (20) - Become a 5-star Road to Glory prospect.
    4. Running With The Ones (10) - Become a Starter in Road to Glory Mode.
    5. Russell High School Champ (40) - Play and win the Russell High School 
    Championship Game in any state.
    
    Choose a QB and audible fly patterns for your wide out and keep launching 
    bombs.
    
    
    6. Big Man on Campus (25) - In Road to Glory Mode, earn a spot on your team's 
    All-Time leaderboard.
    7. King of the Conference (35) - In Road to Glory Mode, earn a spot on your 
    conference's All-Time leaderboard.
    8. The Best of All-Time (50) - In Road to Glory Mode, earn a spot on the NCAA 
    All-Time leaderboard (2100 pts).
    
    9. Closing Out Strong (10) - Play and win a bowl game in single team Dynasty 
    Mode or Road to Glory Mode (excludes co-op).
    10. Freshman Phenom (25) - Win the Heisman Memorial Trophy? with a Freshman 
    in Road to Glory or Dynasty Mode.
    11. I'll Take My Trophy Please (10) - Play and win a conference championship 
    ame in single team Dynasty or Road to Glory (excludes co-op)
    12. I'm Outstanding (25) - Win the Heisman Memorial Trophy? in single team 
    Dynasty Mode or Road to Glory Mode.
    13. National Champions! (30) - Play and win BCS National Championship game 
    in single team Dynasty or Road to Glory (excludes co-op)
    
    To get all of these at once you need to build your legend score by hitting 
    goals such as: 
    - pass for 300 yds/game
    - pass for 3 TDs/game
    - win the Heisman
    - win the Maxwell award
    - win the O'Brien award
    - named player of the game
    - named national player of the week
    - be an academic All-American
    - win rivalry games
    - named player of game in rivarly games
    you can find the full list under My Career
    
    Make sure you choose a major conference school where you are the starter. This 
    will ensure you get to play a conference championship game and if you run the 
    table you should get a get the National Championship game bid. Change the 
    setting to Freshmen difficulty. On every pass play audible fly patterns for 
    your wide out and keep launching bombs.  You should get achievements 9-13 in 
    the first season and all 3 leaderboard achievements after 2-3 seasons.  To be 
    an academic All-American, after you play your last game of the season spend 
    3-4 days choosing "Go to the library" for the daily evening event to raise 
    your GPA to a 4.0.
    
    
    14. Big Time Player (15) - Be the hero and win a game by taking the lead as 
    time expires (excludes co-op).
    
    On Freshmen difficulty be an A grade team vs a D team. Just keep the score 
    tied.  It shouldn't be hard shutting the other team down at will.  Chew up a 
    lot of time and boot a field goal with 3 seconds or less on the game clock.
    
    
    15. Bombs Away (10) - Complete a pass for 50 or more yards in an Exhibition or 
    Dynasty Mode game (excludes co-op).
    
    Play and easy opponent. Pick a play with a fly pattern or just audible the 
    route. Loft a deep bomb. Help to switch to WR and leap to catch the ball. 
    You should get it in a few tries.
    
    
    16. Bustin' Loose (10) - Break a run for 49 or more yards in an Exhibition or 
    Dynasty Mode game (excludes co-op).
    
    Freshmen difficulty. Good team vs bad. Choose an outside running play.
    
    
    17. Can You Believe It? (25) - Return a missed field goal for a touchdown in 
    Exhibition or Dynasty Mode (excludes co-op).
    
    Freshmen difficulty. Good team vs bad. Get the ball to around the 50 yard line. 
    Keep QB kneeling until you turn it over.  The ball should be around your 45 
    yard line. If you pick to play against a run heavy team like Rice you should 
    hold them rather easily. Now you need some luck for them to attempt a FG. 
    Choose FG block return. This could take many many tries depending on your luck.
    
    
    18. Crash the Party (15) - Earn an invite to a BCS game in Dynasty Mode with 
    a team from a non-BCS conference.
    
    Choose Boise State. Freshmen difficulty. Keep sim-ing by quarters and play 
    only enough to get the lead to do this the fastest. Win out and you're in.
    
    
    19. Fill The Trophy Case (45) - Win all 34 bowl trophies (including National 
    Championship) in Dynasty or Road to Glory modes. Win all 34 bowl trophies 
    (including National Championship) in Dynasty or Road to Glory modes.
    
    
    20. Getting In On The Fun (10) - Take an interception back to the house in an 
    Exhibition or Dynasty Mode game (excludes co-op).
    
    If you play a Dynasty, this will probably happen often without you trying to 
    manipulate the situation. To increase your odds of a pick, switch to CB when 
    the ball is in the air and press the jump/catch button.
    
    
    21. Give Him 5 Minutes (20) - Chew up the last 5 minutes of a game on a 
    single drive to preserve the win (excludes co-op).
    
    Freshmen difficulty. Keep the game within 1 score and make sure you have the 
    ball at the end of the 3rd quarter (preferably on your side of the field. 
    Run a lot of HB dives. Try to take at least 2 plays per first down. Let the 
    play clock run down low on each play. You don't need to score. Just use all 
    5 mins of the 4th quarter up.
    
    
    22. Good Sport Award (40) - Achieve a Sportsmanship Level of 10 in the Season 
    Showdown competition.
    
    When you are winning by a comfortable margin don't call any passing plays. 
    Unless you score a TD on that play you will get penalized for bad 
    sportsmanship. You will get a "Running it up" Warning. Also don't on side kick
    or call time outs at the end of the game when you are winning. To boost your 
    sportsmanship punt of 4th down and take a knee when you are winning to end 
    games.
    
    
    23. Hear the Pin Drop (15) - As the away team, get into the endzone in the 
    first 30 seconds of the game (excludes co-op).
    
    Freshmen difficulty. A team vs D team. Receive ball and fair catch it. Throw a 
    deep ball on the next play. May have to restart game a couple times to get it.
    
    
    24. Helping Your Own Cause (10) - Scoop a fumble on defense and take it to the 
    house in a Dynasty or Exhibition game (excludes co-op).
    
    This is sort of a random/luck event. Help your odds by switching your defensive 
    game plan to Strip Ball.
    
    
    25. Keep Them Guessing (20) - Gain 200 rushing yards and 200 passing yards in 
    the same game (excludes co-op).
    
    Freshmen difficulty. Choose a team with a running QB like West Virginia and 
    play a D team. The 200 passing yards will be easy. Run lots of options and 
    never pitch. Should take 2-3 quarters. Once you get the yardage sim the rest 
    of the game.
    
    
    26. Locked and Loaded (15) - With Player Lock on, return an interception for 
    a TD (excludes co-op).
    
    You need a little luck for this as well. Freshmen difficulty and play vs a 
    heavy passing team like Texas Tech. Choose a CB and hope they throw your 
    direction.
    
    
    27. Mad Skillz (40) - Achieve a Skill Level of 10 in the Season Showdown 
    competition.
    
    
    28. Mr. February (30) - Have the #1 ranked recruiting class in a season in 
    single team Dynasty Mode.
    
    The recruiting process is fairly in-depth and I'm not going to discuss tips 
    here. Use a high grade high ranked team like Florida.
    
    
    29. On Lockdown (20) - 	Hold the opposition to under 100 total yards in an 
    Exhibition or Dynasty Mode game (excludes co-op).
    
    Freshmen difficulty. Good team vs bad. Make sure if you ever punt to kick it 
    out of bounds or on-side kick. Return yardage counts towards total yards.
    
    
    30. One for the History Books (10) - Play a game that gets designated as an 
    ESPN Instant Classic (excludes co-op).
    
    If you play this game at all it happen without trying. As long as the game 
    is close you'll unlock this one.
    
    
    31. Pick-Free (15) - Do not throw any interceptions in an Exhibition or 
    Dynasty Mode game (excludes co-op).
    
    Same as above. If you are really struggling with making reads, obviously 
    never pick a passing play.
    
    
    32. Protecting The House (20) - Pitch a shutout by holding your opponent 
    to 0 points in Exhibition or Dynasty Mode (excludes co-op).
    
    If you play this game at all it happen without trying. As long as the game 
    is close you'll unlock this one.
    
    
    33. Put Two On The Board (15) - Force a safety in Exhibition or Dynasty 
    Mode (excludes co-op).
    
    Freshmen difficulty. Good team vs bad. Drive the ball down to the 1 yard 
    line and take a knee until you turn the ball over. Blitz blitz blitz.
    
    
    34. Reach Out and Crush Someone (30) - Join or Host an Online Dynasty.
    
    Self-explanatory
    
    
    35. Red Zone Perfection (15) - Complete an Exhibition or Dynasty game 
    with a Red Zone Efficiency rating of 100% (excludes co-op).
    
    Freshmen difficulty. Good team vs bad. You should be able to pound it 
    in on the ground every time without much trouble every time you are in 
    the red zone.
    
    
    36. Red Zone Shutout (5) - Complete an Exhibition or Dynasty Mode game 
    without allowing a TD from the Red Zone (excludes co-op)
    
    Freshmen difficulty. Good team vs bad.
    
    
    37. Set 'Em Up, Knock 'Em Down (20) - Score a TD when running a play that 
    is 100% setup (excludes co-op).
    
    Keep running the same play successfully until the adjacent play in your 
    playbook (there are chains linking them) reads 100% set up). When you get 
    in scoring range run it for a TD.
    
    
    38. Sip Some Texas Tea (25) - Develop a new pipeline state in single team 
    Dynasty Mode.
    
    
    39. Strategery (40) - Achieve a Strategy Level of 10 in the Season Showdown 
    competition.
    
    
    40. Taking Care of Business (10) - Win an Exhibition or Dynasty Mode game 
    by 21 points or more (excludes co-op).
    
    Freshmen difficulty. Good team vs bad. Cake.
    
    
    41. That's How I Roll (45) - Achieve an Overall Level of 10 in the Season 
    Showdown competition.
    
    Participating in all 5 components is the quickest. Online voting is the 
    easiest way to boost.
    
    
    42. Trifecta (15) - Score a receiving, rushing, and passing touchdown with 
    one player (excludes co-op).
    
    Use a RB. The rushing TD is easy. I like running the Angle pass play or 
    any HB screen for receiving. Around the 10 yard line will put you in range 
    for a HB pass TD score.
    
    
    43. We Are Family (10) - Win a game using only Family Play Controls in an 
    Exhibition Mode game (excludes co-op).
    
    I find these controls stupid and actually makes the game harder. Put it on 
    Freshmen and muddle an inane game.
    
    
    44. What Competition? (20) - Win the 1st year SEC championship with a 
    team moved from the Sun Belt in single team Dynasty Mode.
    
    Start a dynasty and choice SEC. Swap out a team for a Sun Belt team. Play 
    on Freshmen difficulty.
    
    
    45. Will You Ever Learn? (15) - Intercept 2 passes in an Exhibition or 
    Dynasty Mode game (excludes co-op).
    
    Play vs Texas Tech on Freshmen difficulty and move defensive gameplay to 
    Pick Balls.
    
    
    46. You Got A Receipt For That? (10) - Take a punt or kickoff back to the 
    house for a touchdown in Exhibition or Dynasty (excludes co-op).
    
    Freshmen difficulty. Good team vs bad.
    
    
    47. You Gotta See This (20) - Upload a Video or Photo Highlight.
    
    Self-explanatory.