NCAA Football 2005 Walkthrough :
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Walkthrough - College Classics Walkthrough
College Classics I. Table of Contents A. Intro B. College Classics 1. Holiday Bowl- 1980 2. The Play- 1982 3. Holiday Bowl- 1983 4. Orange Bowl- 1984 5. Hail Mary- 1984 6. Iron Bowl- 1985 7. Fiesta Bowl- 1987 8. Orange Bowl- 1991 9. Wide Right I- 1991 10. Snow Bowl- 1992 11. Game of the Century- 1993 12. The Miracle at Michigan- 1994 13. Choke at Doak- 1994 14. FSU at Virginia- 1995 15. Rose Bowl- 1997 16. Nebraska at Missouri- 1997 17. The Best Game Ever Played in the Swamp- 1997 18. Michigan State at Ohio State- 1998 19. Virginia Tech at Syracuse- 1998 20. Fiesta Bowl- 2003 C. Terminology / Play Polish D. Special Thanks E. Copyright Notice F. Contact Information A. Intro Ok, people, this is my second guide, for almost the same thing as last year, but for a different game. This year, they changed a few of the classics (ie. The 1980 Holiday Bowl) and they are a little different because of the game play that is new. Still no fancy ASCII art for a title (if you want to make me one, I'd be happy to include you in the Credits Section.) Also included are a few things that should help you play the game in general (including a two-minute offense FAQ which you'll use in more than one situation in the Classics.) If you have any questions or suggestions, feel free to e-mail me and I'd be happy to add you to the FAQ. I hope this helps you when you try to conquer to past. B. College Classics These will be done in the following format: Title: Your team: Opponent: Date: Score: Difficulty: Overview: Summary: Strategies: So here we go: Title: Holiday Bowl (1980) Your team: Brigham Young Cougars Opponent: Southern Methodist Mustangs Date: December 19, 1980 Score: BYU-46 SMU-45 Difficulty: 6/10 Overview: "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 45-25 late in the 4th Quarter. Can you lead a "Cougar Comeback", just as the legendary BYU Quarterback did over 20 years ago? Summary: Ok, they changed it this year. You're down 31-45 and about to attempt a PAT (they corrected this part.) You have all three of your timeouts (this is the incorrect part.) There is 2:33 remaining on the clock. Strategies: This year is almost too easy. Last year, you had to score three times along with the PAT, but this year it is too correct. Just kick the PAT your first time around. It will put you down by 13 so two more scores will put you ahead. When you kick your PAT, there is no real need to kick an onsides kick. You have all three of your timeouts and a failed onsides kick will give SMU good field position. If you want to, go ahead and attempt one. If you get it, skip the next part. If not, read it. SMU will be running the ball, and they have two of the best Halfbacks in college football (Craig James and Erik Dickerson.) Clog the middle and keep control of a linebacker in case SMU tries a pitch play to the outside. After you stop each play, call a timeout. SMU will try to run as much time off the clock if you don't. On their third down, they MAY attempt a pass, so be ready. They do have a few dangerous players. If they do, simply use a Power Hit on the defender and they'll drop it almost automatically. If you can't force a punt, start this classic over. Vai Sikahema is a great punt returner, so get as good of a return as you can. Use a good Fun N' Gun offense and throw the ball down the field. The crowd shouldn't be too hard to deal with as you hurry to the line and call audibles. If you get into a 4th down situation, go for it no matter what. Should you not convert, restart. Once you score, kick another PAT. If you have less than a minute remaining on the clock when you score, attempt an onsides kick. If you get it, you the same strategy as before. If not, restart. If you have a bit of time left, simply stop SMUs offense again (they may pass again and that would be good because you can stop the clock.) If not, let them run all the time they want. You'll get the ball back with plenty of time to at LEAST attempt a Hail Mary Pass (or in the Mormons case, a Save the Game Pass.) Jim McMahon has a hell of an arm, so it is definitely possible. Once you score, kick another PAT and this pennant is yours. Title: The Play Your team: Cal Berkely Golden Bears Opponent: Stanford Cardinals Date: November 20, 1982 Score: Cal-25 Stanford-20 Difficulty: 6/10 Overview: 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 the final seconds, this time without the help of the band. Summary: The Stanford kicker is about to kick a PAT with 8 seconds remaining to take the lead 19-20. Strategies: A few ways to go about this. First of all, you can set the difficulty level to JV. Pump up the crowd as much as possible, then call a timeout to ice the kicker Harmon. If it works, he may miss the FG and you win automatically. If he makes it, you only have two options left. The first one is to call a fair catch off the kickoff and then attempt a Hail Mary. You can either do that or try to get as many yards as you can before diving to stop the clock at 1. Once you do this, try to catch a receiver in stride and run to the end zone. Either that, or you can attempt a full-fledged Hail Mary and go straight for the end zone. If you don't want to do that, you can go about returning the kickoff in one of two ways. The first is a textbook kickoff return. Follow the wedge, run behind your blockers, and hope a hole opens up. Either that or you can be risky and try to do it like the Bears did and have a lateral return. Use the Onsides Kick formation and then audible into the normal kickoff return formation. This puts the quicker people who have experience holding the ball on the kickoff return team so you can pitch it to them if you are about to get hit. I returned one kickoff after doing 6 laterals once, so keep pitching even when you think all is lost. After a few tries, you should get this one easily. Title: Holiday Bowl (1983) Your team: Brigham Young Cougars Opponent: Missouri Tigers Date: December 23, 1983 Score: BYU-21 Missouri- 17 Difficulty: 3/10 Overview: 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. Summary: It's 1st and 10 on the Missouri 14 yard line and you have 30 seconds left. One timeout Strategies: This is a fun one. You're only down by three, so unless you go crazy and turn the ball over, you should win this. Try to get into the end zone three times. If you don't get in, kick a FG and win in overtime. Steve Young is pretty fast, so you can scramble or try a few tricks. Just like BYU did, I ran the Ace Slot formation and chose the QB screen play. I passed it back to Steve Young who ran behind his blockers and easily scored. Mizzou doesn't have a good offense, so you should be able hold them from making a crazy comeback once you score. It's really easy. Title: Orange Bowl (1983) Your team: Nebraska Cornhuskers Opponent: Miami Hurricanes Date: January 1, 1984 Score: Miami-31 Nebraska-30 Difficulty: 4/10 Overview: 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 TD making the game 31-30. Instead of going for 1 point and tie, the Nebraska coach decided to go for 2 and the win. Take control of the Huskers and go for the win. Summary: You are about to attempt a PAT with 48 seconds remaining in the game. Strategies: If you got guts, do like Osbourne and go for the two. If not, kick the PAT, tie the game, and win it in OT. Use a good power play for short yardage situations. The runningback is a Heisman trophy winner and should easily be able to score with speed if you run an outside pitch or power if you run between the tackles. Also, Turner Gill is a FAST QB and is good for options or rolling out on a pass. Spread the defense out with a pass play and either roll out and run in for the end zone, or throw the ball to an open receiver. You have plenty of options to score the two points, so it shouldn't be that tough. Miami's QB Bernie Kosar has a heck of an arm and some good receivers to throw to, so be prepared to play some good defense if you want to keep Miami from getting into FG range and kicking one on you. Title: Hail Mary Your team: Boston College Eagles Opponent: Miami Hurricanes Date: November 23, 1984 Score: BC- 47 Miami- 45 Difficulty: 7/10 Overview: 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 it gave their Quarterback the Heisman Trophy. Take control of the Eagles and try to duplicate this great moment in college football history. Summary: First and 10 on your own 47 with 6 seconds left... Strategies: They made this one easier too. Flutie can heave the ball down the field and into the end zone if need be. In last year's game, you'd only be able to throw the ball to maybe the 3 yard line and you'd have to avoid tackles from the swarming secondary of Miami. This time around, you simply need to catch it and you've got this one won. Flutie is pretty quick, so roll out to either the left or right, tap the button lightly of the receiver you want to throw it to, take control of the receiver, and leap into the air and pray for a miracle. Title: Iron Bowl Your team: Alabama Crimson Tide Opponent: Auburn Tigers Date: November 30, 1985 Score: Bama-25 Auburn- 23 Difficulty: 4/10 Overview: 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 winner. On this day however, the kicker was the difference. The Alabama placekicker made 4 field goals in route to a 25-23 Alabama victory. Relive this moment by taking over as Alabama in the 4th quarter, needing that one last drive to win this game. Roll Tide! Summary: You trail 22-23 with only 57 seconds left on your own 20. Two timeouts. Strategies: This one isn't too tough. You may have to get used to throwing with a South Paw QB, but other than that, it's not too tough. You have a pretty decent passing offense (it's no Texas Tech) and some good receivers. Make sure you get out of bounds whenever possible, although don't resort to losing yardage to do so. You can stop the clock once (I recommend saving your second timeout for trying to get the game-winning FG in place with the clock stopped) but try to get a first down with each completion. Don't leave too much time on the clock for Auburn's good Receiving unit. Your kicker is a great one, so you should easily get a 40 yarder if need be. Title: Fiesta Bowl (1987) Your team: Miami Hurricanes Opponent: Penn State Nittany Lions Date: January 2nd, 1987 Score: Miami-10 Penn St-14 Difficulty: 3/10 Overview: The 1987 Fiesta Bowl between the Miami Hurricanes and the Penn State Nittany Lions was the first in the Fiesta Bowl'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? Summary: 3:09 left to play from your own 23. One timeout. You're down 14-10 Strategies: Although Vinny Testaverde has thrown 4 INTs in the game, don't be afraid to pass with him. Four INTs doesn't mean he's a bad QB by any means. He's quite mobile too, so don't be afraid to roll out and possibly scramble for yardage. You've got 3:09 with two timeouts, so if you somehow DO throw a pick or fumble the ball (this happened to me), it is possible to get the ball back with plenty of time (but no timeouts.) Unfortunately, a FG does you no good in this situation, so you MUST score, but it isn't all that hard. Don't bend over backwards to get out of bounds or rush to the line, because you've got plenty of time to score. Just make sure you steadily get down the field and score a TD with power running and short passes. Title: Orange Bowl 1990 Your team: Notre Dame Fighting Irish Opponent: Colorado Buffaloes Date: January 1st, 1991 Score: Colorado-10 Notre Dame-9 Difficulty: 4/10 Overview: The 1991 Orange Bowl was a matchup between the top ranked Buffaloes and the #5 Fighting Irish. This game had National Title Implications because a Colorado win could give them at least a share of the Championship. 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? Summary: You are down 10-9 with only 43 seconds left. Colorado is punting to you. Strategies: As the overview says, the return man is a star: Raghib "Rocket" Ismail who has blazing speed. Depending on what difficulty you are playing on, it is possible to run the punt itself back for a touchdown just like he did (although it was called back in real life.) If they punt the ball to the sideline, immediately take off in the other direction. Once you get to about the hash mark, cut back and take off down the original sideline. With his speed, Ismail should be able to outrun most tacklers and you should be able to juke past the one or two defenders remaining. If you don't return the punt for a Touchdown, you are in some trouble. With only 43 seconds left, it's hard to drive too far. Remember, you are only down by one, so a field goal will give you the lead. Just drive with good clock management and you'll be in FG range with some time left. Title: Wide Right I Your team: Florida State Seminoles Opponent: Miami Hurricanes Date: November 16, 1991 Score: FSU-16 Miami-17 Difficulty: 4/10 Overview: The #2 Miami Hurricanes stormed into Tallahasse to face the top ranked Seminoles on November 16, 1991. In what turned out to be an excellent game from start to finish, it 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. Summary: You are trailing 16-17 with 3:09 remaining in the game. Strategies: Weldon is a more mobile QB than you would expect for a white one, so rolling out is a good idea if under pressure. With three minutes, you have plenty of time to get into field goal range. The Miami Linebackers are outstanding, so be careful if you run the ball up the middle. Just use an intermediate passing game to get down the field while melting as much time off the clock as you can. Miami has a good offense, so don't even think about letting them get a shot to score. When you get into field goal range, try to get into the middle of the field and be careful. Do NOT miss it wide right. Title: Snow Bowl Your team: Notre Dame Fighting Irish Opponent: Penn State Nittany Lions Date: November 14, 1992 Score: ND-17 Penn St- 16 Difficulty: 3/10 Overview: The 1992 Penn State- Notre Dame game was a classic college football matchup. To most people, this 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's 25 seconds left, Notre Dame has the 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? Summary: As the overview says, the score is 16-9 with 25 seconds left on the clock. Fourth down. Strategies: Your first priority is getting into the end zone. Use your Fullback or Halfback to get in. The QB Sneak play didn't work for me. However, your FB should be able to power his way into the end zone without any trouble. Once you get into the end zone, it is your choice to go for the win or attempt to win in OT. Personally, I had a GREAT game in OT, but it would be quicker to go for two. If you fail the two-point conversion, it would be quicker to start over than to play in OT. After you make your decision, be careful and don't let Penn State get into Field Goal range on a long pass. Title: Game of the Century Your team: Florida State Seminoles Opponent: Notre Dame Fighting Irish Date: November 13th, 1993 Score: ND-31 FSU-24 Difficulty: 6/10 Overview: The 1993 regular season matchup between #1 FSU and #2 Notre Dame is still to this day known as "The Game of the Century". FSU, led by it's Heisman Winning Quarterback, came into the game on a role. It had already beaten five ranked opponents and they 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 FSU to a victory in South Bend? Summary: You are down 17-31, 4th and 20 from the ND 20, with 4:09 left to play. Two timeouts remaining. Strategies: Go for the end zone. Period. Charlie Ward has an excellent arm and great speed, so scramble out of the pocket and take your time finding an open receiver in the end zone. If you don't make it, don't panic just yet, just get ready to play some good defense. Blitz McDougal and he will hopefully have to throw off of his back foot, stopping the clock with an incompletion or getting you the ball back by way of an INT. If you do score, don't go for the onsides kick. There is too much time remaining in the game to give ND good field position. So after you score, you're only down by 7. When ND gets the ball back, they won't attempt to run the clock down unless it is already rather low. You have two timeouts, so don't worry about it if they do. Simply call a timeout after first and second downs if they run, and be ready for a pass on third down (if they don't, you should be able to stop a run.) Force an incompletion or INT on the third down pass. Once you get the ball back, there shouldn't be too much time left on the clock, especially if you didn't score the TD the first time. Drive down the field with the fast-break offense and score to tie the game at 31. You should be able to easily win in OT. Title: The Miracle in Michigan Your team: Colorado Buffaloes Opponent: Michigan Wolverines Date: September 24, 1994 Score: Colorado-27 Michigan-26 Difficulty: 8/10 Overview: 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's only 6 seconds left, it's CSU ball on their own 36 yard line. Their only hope is one last Hail Mary throw. The Colorado QB takes the snap and launches the ball towards the end zone. The CU receiver somehow sneaks past the defenders and hauls it in. Can you duplicate this feat? Summary: Six seconds, down by five, on your own 36 yard line. No timeouts. Strategies: Well, Stuart has the arm to make it to the end zone. Just hope Westbrook or one of your other receivers can catch it. He's a quick QB, so wait as long as you can (buy some time scrambling if you need to) and heave the ball to the end zone. When I did this, the ball got tipped a lot but a receiver of mine finally brought it down. If you aren't comfortable with throwing the ball 74 yards, here's a strategy. Run a deep pass play along the sideline. Catch the ball and get out of bounds IMMEDIATELY. Don't fight for extra yardage. Pray for a second to be left, and then try a Hail Mary from wherever you are in the field. It is easier just to go for one long throw because you won't have to worry about getting out of bounds before the clock stops.
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