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Gameplay Controls

NCAA Football 2004

MENU CONTROLS
Directional Buttons Up/Down = Highlight Menu Items, Left/Right = Cycle choices/Move sliders
Triangle Button Return to previous screen
Start Button Select/Go to next screen
Left analog stick (L3 Button when pressed down) Up/Down = Highlight Menu Items, Left/Right = Cycle choices/Move sliders

OFFENSE: PLAYCALLING
Directional Buttons Up/Down = Cycle through sets/formations, cycle through plays
X Button Select set or formation, select corresponding play
Square Button Select corresponding play, Ask Corso (offense only)
Circle Button Select corresponding play
L2 Button + Square Button, X Button or Circle Button = Bluff playcall (lower window)
L1 Button + Square Button, X Button or Circle Button = Bluff playcall (upper window)
Start Button Pause
Select Button Call Timeout
Left analog stick (L3 Button when pressed down) Up/Down = Cycle through sets/formations, cycle through plays

OFFENSE: BEFORE THE SNAP
Directional Buttons Up/Down = Cycle through man in motion options, Left/Right = Put selected man in motion. While at the line of scrimmage, use the Directional Buttons or Left Analog Stick up or down to highlight the receiver that you want to put in motion. Left/Right to send that receiver in motion. Not all receivers are available for motion.
X Button Snap ball, Call audible (An audible is a offensive or defensive adjustment made on the fly. Audibles are set in the Features menu, with five possible audibles for offense and defense.)
Triangle Button Call hot route (Then press corresponding button to receiver whose route you want to change. After receiver is selected, press Up to send him on a fly pattern, down for a quick hitch, or left/right to run an in/out pattern. Press L2 Button or R2 Button to perform a pass block left/right for tight ends and running backs. Press Triangle Button again before changing the reciever's route to cancel hot route.) Press Triangle Button to cancel an audible.
Square Button (twice) = Call audible (An audible is a offensive or defensive adjustment made on the fly. Audibles are set in the Features menu, with five possible audibles for offense and defense.) Press Square Button before the snap, then R2 Button to flip play at the line of scrimmage. Press Square Button then the L2 Button when in an audible situation, to run the original play as picked in the Play Call screen.
Circle Button Fake snap signal, Call audible (An audible is a offensive or defensive adjustment made on the fly. Audibles are set in the Features menu, with five possible audibles for offense and defense.)
L2 Button Coach's cam (don't show play diagram on field)
L1 Button Call audible (An audible is a offensive or defensive adjustment made on the fly. Audibles are set in the Features menu, with five possible audibles for offense and defense.)
R2 Button Coach's cam (show play diagram on field)
R1 Button Call audible (An audible is a offensive or defensive adjustment made on the fly. Audibles are set in the Features menu, with five possible audibles for offense and defense.)
L3 Button Crowd Control

OFFENSE: RUNNING
Directional Buttons Move player/Run
X Button (hold) Sprint, (hold) Hand off to fullback while running the triple option
Triangle Button Jump/Hurdle
Square Button Dive (tap for QB slide)
Circle Button Spin
L2 Button Stiff arm left/right after crossing the line of scrimmage, Fake pitch when running the option
L1 Button Juke left/right (pressure sensitive)
R2 Button Lateral
R1 Button Juke left/right (pressure sensitive)
Left analog stick (L3 Button when pressed down) Move player/Run

OFFENSE: PASSING/RECEIVING
X Button Throw to receiver with corresponding symbol. Control intended receiver (while ball is airbourne).
Triangle Button Throw ball away. Jump for pass.
Square Button Throw to receiver with corresponding symbol. Dive for pass.
Circle Button Throw to receiver with corresponding symbol. (hold) Sprint.
L2 Button Toggle passing symbols ON/OFF (With passing symbols OFF, your quarterback can sprint, juke, spin, etc. To throw a bullet pass, press and hold down the button that corresponds to the targeted receiver. To throw a touch pass, tap the button. To lead your receiver, press the Directional Button or the left analog stick in the direction you want to lead your receiver, and then pass the button that corresponds to that receiver.)
L1 Button Throw to receiver with corresponding symbol
R2 Button Pump fake
R1 Button Throw to receiver with corresponding symbol
Combo #1 USER CONTROLLED CELEBRATIONS: To activate one of eight user-controlled celebrations, press the L2 Button or the R2 Button and then press the X Button, the Square Button, the Circle Button, or the Triangle Button after you score a touchdown. But beware, activating a celebration may result in a costly Unsportsmanlike Conduct penalty.

DEFENSE: BEFORE THE SNAP
Directional Buttons Reposition player
X Button Cycle through defenders. Call an audible (An audible is a offensive or defensive adjustment made on the fly. Audibles are set in the Features menu, with five possible audibles for offense and defense.)
Triangle Button Cancel an audible (An audible is a offensive or defensive adjustment made on the fly. Audibles are set in the Features menu, with five possible audibles for offense and defense.) Coverage audible: Triangle Button then Up = Loose, Down = Tight, Left/Right = Normal, X Button = Man Shift (if set to MANUAL in User Settings).
Square Button (twice) = Call an audible (An audible is a offensive or defensive adjustment made on the fly. Audibles are set in the Features menu, with five possible audibles for offense and defense.) Press the Square Button, then the L2 Button before the snap to run the original play as picked in the Play Call screen. To flip the play at the line of scrimmage, press the Square Button, then the R2 Button before the snap. To exit audible selection before picking a play, press the Triangle Button.
Circle Button Cycle through defenders. Call an audible (An audible is a offensive or defensive adjustment made on the fly. Audibles are set in the Features menu, with five possible audibles for offense and defense.)
L1 Button Call an audible (An audible is a offensive or defensive adjustment made on the fly. Audibles are set in the Features menu, with five possible audibles for offense and defense.) Defensive Line audible = L1 Button then Up = Spread, Down = Pinch, Left = Shift left, Right = Shift right
R1 Button Call an audible (An audible is a offensive or defensive adjustment made on the fly. Audibles are set in the Features menu, with five possible audibles for offense and defense.) Linebacker audible: R1 Button then Up = Spread, Down = Pinch, Left = Shift left, Right = Shift right
Left analog stick (L3 Button when pressed down) Reposition player
L3 Button Crowd Control (LB only)

DEFENSE: AFTER THE SNAP
Directional Buttons Move player/run
X Button Control player nearest to the ball
Triangle Button Catch/Defend pass
Square Button Dive
Circle Button Sprint (hold button)
L2 Button Spin move (engaged), Strip ball (not engaged)
L1 Button Swim/Rip move (engaged), Swat ball (not engaged)
R2 Button Spin move (engaged), Strip ball (not engaged)
R1 Button Swim/Rip move (engaged), Strafe (hold button, not engaged)

KICKING
X Button Start kick meter/Kick, Kick power, Kick accuracy
Left analog stick (L3 Button when pressed down) Aim kick

RETURNING A KICK
Directional Buttons Control return man, Stay in the end zone to Kneel
X Button Switch players
Triangle Button Fair catch (you must have control of the return man while the ball is in the air)