If you prefer campus life, there are a trio of college football video games on the market. The quality of each is roughly on par with its manufacturer's NFL game. All three college versions feature every I-A team, but there are quirks that give each game a unique feel.
NCAA Football 2003 (FA Sports, $49-99) is the best and has a cool feature that allows you to build your own college team. I'm happy to report that the Bechtel Technical Institute (Bech Tech) Bears won their first game, a 20-17 thriller over Troy State. NCAA 2K3 ( Sega, $49.99) is solid, with weekly writers' and coaches' polls, and one of the best things about NCAA Gamebreaker 2003 (989 Sports, $39-99) is that it has Keith Jackson behind the mike.
Grades: NCAA Football 2003, A; 2K3, B; Gamebreaker, B-.