QB battle goes to White – for now

Amalie Benjamin

It’s not often that the No. 2 team in the nation switches its quarterback midway through the season.

But that’s just what Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops has decided to do for the Sooners’ game against Baylor on Saturday.

Sophomore Jason White will start in place of junior Nate Hybl because of Hybl’s recent slump.

“Jason has earned the opportunity to be the starter,” Stoops said. “He’ll be the starter (against Baylor) and then we’ll take it from there. We have proven we can win with both of these quarterbacks, and we feel we can be a good team with either of them playing.”

While Hybl has started each of the Sooners’ games this season, he hasn’t managed to finish either of the last two, against Texas and Kansas.

Against the Longhorns, Hybl suffered an injury to his left shoulder.

In the first six games of the season, Hybl has thrown for 996 yards, six touchdowns and six interceptions. White has 288 yards and a completion percentage of 64.3.

White’s first start at Oklahoma (6-0) will come in the Sooners’ Homecoming game.

end of an era: Playing in Florida State’s Doak Campbell Stadium has meant an automatic loss for the visiting team during the past 10 years.

But no longer.

No. 1 Miami’s 49-27 victory over No. 21 Florida State last Saturday ended a 54-game unbeaten streak and 37-game winning streak at home for the Seminoles (3-2).

And the last team to win at Florida State, back in 1991?

That was also the Hurricanes, who left Tallahassee with a 17-16 victory.

The loss continued what has been a disappointing season for the Seminoles, who are in danger of ending another streak — that of 14 straight 10-win seasons.

“Now you wonder who’s going to win the doggone ballgame,” Florida State coach Bobby Bowden said. “(We) looked like a team that was seeking confidence (against Miami).”

Bowden said mistakes cost the Seminoles the game against the Hurricanes.

Freshman quarterback Chris Rix had four interceptions and two fumbles in the contest.

Miami owns the record for the longest home winning streak with 58 straight victories.

yo adrian: Georgia Southern (6-0) doesn’t usually get a lot of national recognition, despite being the two-time defending Division I-AA champions.

But lately, the Eagles’ Adrian Peterson has been turning heads.

Peterson’s streak of 100-yard rushing performances had reached 36 regular season games and 48 games overall before Appalachian State held Peterson to 71 yards on 19 carries on Saturday. It was the first game of Peterson’s college career in which he did not rush for 100 yards.

Peterson had set the Division I-AA record for consecutive 100-yard regular season games on Oct. 6 against West Carolina, topping R.J. Bowers’ 35-game streak. Bowers set the previous record playing for Grove City College from 1998-2000.

Peterson was the third-leading rusher for the Eagles in the game, with quarterback J.R. Revere and Mark Myers finishing ahead of him.

Revere had 124 yards and Myers had 97 in the game.

Inches to go: Clemson’s Woodrow Dantzler set a school record by scoring six touchdowns — four passing, two rushing — in the Tigers’ victory over N.C. State. … Miami is ranked No. 1, yet the Hurricanes also top the nation in penalty yards. … Maryland band members reported an altercation with Georgia Tech fans after the Terrapins’ victory on Saturday.