Of course, we know differently. On page 80 of the 2007 official rules, available here, we see Rule 4-1-2-1-a:
A player or an airborne player is out of bounds when anyAnd on page 102, we see Rule 7-3-4:
part of his person touches anything, other than another player or game
official, on or outside a boundary line (A.R. 4-2-1-I and II).
ARTICLE 4. No eligible offensive receiver who goes out of bounds during(Note that it's okay if you're forced out and try to come right back in. Running out on your own = ineligible to touch the ball first.)
a down shall touch a legal forward pass in the field of play or end zones or
while airborne until it has been touched by an opponent or official (A.R.
Most decent college football fans know this. EA, apparently, does not. No surprise.