10 XBox Achievements College Football Stars Will Unlock in 2013
For those college football fans who also find themselves playing with their favorite team or player on NCAA Football for XBox, most know all about the possibility of unlocking different codes when certain achievements are accomplished.
Some of these achievements are relatively easy to attain, while others take years and years to complete.
From a 20-yard touchdown run to a national championship and the top recruiting class, there is a lot of time and effort that goes into these feats.
Here are 10 XBox feats that will be accomplished this year by college football players, coaches and teams.
*Feats are based on NCAA Football 2013
Keep 'em Honest
Player: Jordan Lynch
Specifications: Pass for 200 yards and rush for 200 yards in a game
While Johnny Manziel certainly could be the selection for this award, Jordan Lynch of Northern Illinois plays against less-stiff competition and is the odds-on favorite to complete this feat.
Last year Lynch never accomplished the feat but came very close on multiple occasions, including one game where he was five passing yards short.
He threw for over 3,100 yards last season while rushing for over 1,800 more.
There's no question, this is a possibility for Lynch.
Tire Fire Offense
Specifications: Win a game without scoring an offensive touchdown and gaining less than 200 yards
Team: Florida Gators
The Florida Gators had one of the top five defenses in the country last year but also struggled mightily on the offensive side of ball.
Florida won some very low-scoring games, and that is likely to be the case again this season.
While the offense is not that bad, it will be going against some tough SEC defenses, and that makes for some very low-scoring games.
This feat is definitely a possibility for the Gators.
Pick Up 20
Specifications: Break off a 20-yard run
Player: Lache Seastrunk
This is one of the easier awards to accomplish. It is likely to be completed by multiple players just in the first week of the season.
While there are plenty of players who will do it, none have a better chance than Baylor running back Lache Seastrunk.
Seastrunk is one of the most explosive players in the country and averaged 7.7 yards a carry last season.
Expect plenty of 20-yard runs from this guy in 2013.
Specifications: Convince a star player to stay for their senior year
Coach: Charlie Strong
There are plenty of talented college football juniors, but one man near the top of the list is Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater.
Bridgewater is one of the top quarterbacks in the country and has the talent to compete at the next level.
He could be a very high selection with a solid junior season, but it is not out of the question that he might come back for his senior year.
Bridgewater has an excellent relationship with head coach Charlie Strong and might be able to be convinced to come back for one more year in 2014 to play in the ACC.
Go for Broke
Specifications: Complete a 50-yard pass
Player: Derek Carr
Completing a 50-yard pass is certainly something that is not easy to do, but it happens on a relatively consistent basis and plenty of quarterbacks will accomplish that feat this season.
Fresno State quarterback Derek Carr is one of the best passers in the country and threw passes for over 50 yards in five different games last season.
He also passed for over 4,100 yards in the process.
Look for another big year from Carr in 2013.
Take What's Mine
Specifications: Win Position Battle
Player: Cody Kessler
There are a lot of position battles going on across the country, but one of the most talked about is the quarterback battle at USC.
Sophomore Max Wittek started in place of the injured Matt Barkley at the end of last season and freshman Max Browne might be the most talented of the bunch.
Browne is the top quarterback recruit in the country, according to Rivals.com, and has a shot to steal the job.
But, sophomore Cody Kessler has been the most impressive so far. He completed 15-of-22 passes for 242 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions in the spring game.
Giving Browne a year to redshirt might also help him learn the system.
Kessler should be the starter when the season begins.
Up the Gut for the Score
Specifications: Fullback scores a touchdown on a triple option
Player: Trey Millard
Fullbacks are sort of a dying breed as far as college football is concerned, meaning this is a feat that is not going to be easy to accomplish.
Throw in the fact that it requires a triple-option and this might be one of the harder tasks to complete.
Oklahoma fullback Trey Millard might be the best in college football at his position, and with Blake Bell possibly running the offense, there are going to be a lot of option plays.
Last year, Millard only carried the ball 33 times for 198 yards.
Expect him to get a lot more carries in 2013.
Specifications: Coach team to a BCS title and have the No. 1 recruiting class
Coach: Urban Meyer
There's no question that this is the most difficult challenge to complete, but it appears the top coaches who have a chance are Nick Saban and Urban Meyer.
Both are almost guaranteed to be in the national title conversation, and they are also on a completely different level when it comes to recruiting.
Meyer has been coming on strong and it would be a surprise if his class was not one of the top two or three in the country.
The Buckeyes also have a team that will be right in the mix for the national title, much like they were in 2012.
Don't Run Home to Momma
Specifications: Convince a homesick player to stay at school instead of transferring
Coach: Jimbo Fisher
It does not appear as if Florida State star linebacker Matthew Thomas is going to be granted his release from the university.
The 5-star recruit listened to his mother and enrolled at Florida State, even though he wanted to play for Georgia or USC.
The Miami native will likely have to stay unless he can appeal to the NCAA.
Even though Jimbo Fisher has not necessarily convinced him to stay, he has a few months to try to help Thomas learn the benefits of the university and get him on the same page as everybody else.
Highlight of the Year
Specifications: Produce the best play of the college football season
Player: De'Anthony Thomas
No player in college football is more explosive than De'Anthony Thomas of Oregon.
The 5'9" running back is a threat to score every time he touches the ball. He has proved that on multiple occasions on the offensive side of the ball, but the highlight of the year will come on special teams.
He is the best kick returner in the nation, and when he gets into the open field, look out.
Thomas should have no trouble producing plenty of highlights throughout the season.