American Football Basics
In Rival Stars College Football, games consist of 4 quarters lasting 5 minutes each.
- At the start of the game, Team A kicks the ball to Team B.
- Team B have to work their way towards the other end of the field.
- At the start of the second half, Team B gets to kickoff.
- If the ball lands in the end zone, it is played from the 25 yard line.
In Rival Stars College Football, each side has both an offensive and defensive team.
- 5 key players are on the field at different times.
- The goal of the offensive team is to gain 10 yards with the ball within 4 downs (attempts). If the offensive team make 10 or more yards within 4 downs, the count resets, and they can continue to make their way up the field.
- The goal of the defensive team is to try and stop the opposing team from making 10 yards. If the defensive team succeeds, the ball is turned over.
- To make yards, the ball can either be carried by a running player, or thrown to a player further down the field.
- If the offensive team carry or catch the ball over the line at the end of the field (an area known as the end zone), their side scores a touchdown. This gives them the opportunity to try and get a further 1 or 2 point conversion.
- At the end of the game, the side with the most points wins.
Scoring in Football
- When a team scores a touchdown, they get 6 points.
- The scoring team gets a single attempt to try and win some more points.
Option 1: Kick the ball through the posts for 1 point (known as a PAT)
Option 2: Carry or pass the ball into the end zone from the 2 yard line for 2 points
- At any point in the game, a team in possession of the ball can try to kick a field goal. If they succeed, they will get 3 points.
- Choose risky plays carefully, as the opposing team may push you back and you may lose some yards.
- It may be tempting to go for a lot of yards, but remember - you only have to make 10 yards to avoid a turnover!
- If you’re within the opposing team’s half on 4th down, consider going for a field goal.
- If you want to recharge a favorite play, consider doing a couple of short, low risk plays.
- When on defense, look at how many yards the opposition needs.
- Make sure to choose plays that will complement the strengths of your players.