From Joseph, a tipster: "Did NCAA 12 know something about Penn State we didn't?"
(The game debuted in July, so that seems unlikely.)
Update: A reader writes that the same preview text you see here "has been in the game's season engine since 2004." EA Sports apparently has a "stock listing" of game headlines that "correspond with game type," and this is what it happened to come up with for this one player's PSU-OSU game. Computers are very insensitive.