NCAA 12 demo now running for 360

Submitted by michWolves2580 on June 28th, 2011 at 2:03 PM

The EA Sports NCAA Football 12 demo is now up and running for Xbox 360. Currently loading so I didn't get a chance to play yet but Im extremely excited. The PS3 demo will be up later this afternoon

EDIT: PS3 Demo is now running



June 28th, 2011 at 2:17 PM ^

From what I have read, you can run out of Shotgun, the Zone Defense is good now, and there are no more Air Jordan LBs. Combine that with it containing Dilithium and the ability to change your playbook to take advantage of dilithium and it should make for a very good game.


June 28th, 2011 at 7:38 PM ^

I actually found last year's game to be pretty accurate. The only way I could sustain a rushing game using the spread option was to run Denard on the QB keepers in Miss. St.'s playbook. Kind of sad in retrospect that an aspect of the EA Sports game that was considered "broken" mirrored what was going on out on the field somewhat accurately.

Incredible Hoke

June 28th, 2011 at 2:52 PM ^

I am most excited for the coaching carousel and the whole offensive and defensive coordinator additions to the game. Hopefully they did a few tuneups to the recruiting, because it gets really stale quite quickly. 


June 28th, 2011 at 3:49 PM ^

Yea, you play both ways in high school and you can play a full season. You get rated on both positions and you get to choose which you'd like to go with.

There is also some speculation that you might be able to take your RTG player to the coaching carousel, which would be really cool.


June 28th, 2011 at 3:51 PM ^

I really hope they fix option pitching in this edition. I wanted to run a Navy-style triple option attack, but the pitching mechanics were so bad that usually the running back would completely miss the ball, and their would be a fumble in the backfield. Hated that a lot.


June 28th, 2011 at 4:27 PM ^

I'm fairly impressed. It seems that blocking has improved a lot. The new tackling is good, no more olympic high jump linebackers is nice, and the game looks beautiful.


June 28th, 2011 at 6:52 PM ^

Linebackers are not Jordan

The Blocking is so much better

Alabama sacks the QB on every play

Corners still bite

The commentary is still the same

Glad i get these games for free because it is not worth the $65

Reason to purchase it.....MICHIGAN




June 28th, 2011 at 10:46 PM ^

I am sorry Kewl Dood and have called my buddy and told him not to bother sending it to me because it hurt a Mgoblogger's feelings. I went out and pre-purchased it at Game're welcome. 


June 29th, 2011 at 1:11 AM ^

If you watch the 'Game Improvements' preview video, Denard is running through a number of tackles while Herbie explains that you actually have to have a line on a tackle based on the new mechanics

The Shredder

June 29th, 2011 at 9:36 AM ^

I will be playing NCAA 06 on my PS2 this year... Not joking. After dynasty progression being broken in last years game, they will not be getting my money on 2012. Maybe next year EA. 


June 29th, 2011 at 11:10 AM ^

I played a couple of games last night. It looks good visually, but IMO only marginally better than last year.  They seem to have spent an awful lot of effort on the pre-game presentation for each team, which is nice but mostly fluff.

The blocking and tackling definitely seemed more realistic.  But I was able to get 7 sacks on All-American playing agains Texas.  With 2 minute quarters. Something's definitely wrong with the CPU's line protection and will need to be tweaked. 

I hadn't heard about the Road to Glory changes. These actually sound really good.  It will be fun to play through and entire high school season.  I hope you can change quarter lengths in that mode because that was annoying in the past.

I agree about progression in Dynasty. Are we sure it wasn't tweaked?

Other things that will justify for me the added expense:  coaching carousel, custom playbooks, dilithium dreads streaking through decimated OSU defense.


June 29th, 2011 at 5:07 PM ^

EASports is releasing videos for each conference about the player ratings for NCAA Football 12. Below is the link for the video:

We start around the 2 minute mark. Here are the overall ratings:


Denard Robinson - 91 overall 
Devin Gardner - 79 overall
QB #11 - 69 overall
Vincent Smith - 87 overall
Michael Shaw - 85 overall
Stephen Hopkins - 81 overall
Fitzgerald Toussaint - 79 overall
Michael Cox - 75 overall
HB #29 - 72 overall
John McColgan - 73 overall
Roy Roundtree - 89 overall
Junior Hemingway - 85 overall
Darryl Stonum - 85 overall
Kelvin Grady - 78 overall
Martavious Odoms - 77 overall
WR #85 - 71 overall
Jeremy Jackson - 68 overall
Jeremy Gallon - 67 overall
Terrence Robinson - 65 overall
Kevin Koger - 86 overall
Brandon Moore - 77 overall
Ricardo Miller - 72 overall
Taylor Lewan - 84 overall
Erik Gunderson - 77 overall
Kristian Mateus - 71 overall
Ricky Barnum - 83 overall
Elliot Mealer - 78 overall
David Molk - 95 overall
Rocko Khoury - 79 overall
Patrick Omameh - 87 overall
RG #67 - 66 overall
Mark Huyge - 85 overall
Michael Schofield - 78 overall
Craig Roh - 87 overall
Jibreel Black - 76 overall
LE #91 - 65 overall
Mike Martin - 89 overall
Quinton Washington - 78 overall
Richard Ash - 74 overall
Terry Talbott - 73 overall
William Campbell - 72 overall
Ryan Van Bergen - 84 overall
Kenny Wilkins - 77 overall
RE #92 - 71 overall
J.B. Fitzgerald - 79 overall
Jake Ryan - 77 overall
LOLB #34 - 63 overall
Kenny Demens - 85 overall
MLB #52 - 79 overall
MLB #51 - 62 overall
Brandon Herron - 77 overall
Mike Jones - 76 overall
ROLB # 36 - 72 overall
Troy Woolfolk - 85 overall
J.T. Floyd - 84 overall
Courtney Avery - 81 overall
Terrence Talbott - 78 overall
CB #24 - 75 overall
CB #30 - 70 overall
CB #31 - 65 overall
Marvin Robinson - 82 overall
Carvin Johnson - 73 overall
Josh Furman - 72 overall
Jordan Kovacs - 89 overall
SS #4 - 85 overall
Thomas Gordon - 78 overall
Seth Broekhuizen - 82 overall
Will Hagerup - 84 overall
I don't know where they got their numbers, but I used the roster at to fill these out. Looks like due to the cap of 70 players on a team we might miss out on a fair amount of incoming freshman.
Was wondering if people could help me figure out the remaining numbers, who is left out and who is in the wrong postion.
Also if someone could make this as a new thread so as to not hijack this one, I would greatly appreciate it.