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FSU lineman may have broken collarbone

Twelfth-ranked Florida State (4-2) suffered another setback when freshman defensive lineman Toddrick McIntosh sustained a possible broken collarbone Wednesday. "It's unbelievable. Last week we came through practice clean, and now this happens," coach Bobby Bowden said.

Also out for FSU is senior tackle Scott Shilbrack (sprained right shoulder) and freshman linebacker Clifton Abraham (flu).

Florida begins preparing for No. 2 Auburn

GAINESVILLE _ Florida coach Steve Spurrier put his 14th-ranked Gators (6-1) through a two-hour practice Wednesday in preparation for a nationally televised Nov. 3 game against second-ranked Auburn (5-0-1).

Quarterback Shane Matthews called Auburn a great defensive team.

"One advantage we might have over them is they have to come into Florida Field," he said. "It's always a tough game and I'm sure it won't be any different this year."

Florida has a 17-6 edge in games played on the home field. The Gators are off this weekend.

CBS won't televise

Miami-Pitt game

PITTSBURGH _ CBS-TV has scrapped its plans to televise Pitt's game at No. 8 Miami Nov. 3, costing the schools about $300,000 apiece.

The network had planned to telecast the game at 2:15 p.m., then decided to await the outcome of last week's Miami-Notre Dame game, which Miami (4-2) lost. When Pitt (3-3-1) also lost, to Louisville, CBS decided not to carry the game.

Around the nation

Texas: Coach David McWilliams suspended reserve offensive tackle Alan Luther, who was charged with misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance, anabolic steroids.

Villanova: School and Big East Conference officials denied exploring the possibility of Villanova upgrading its Division I-AA football program to Division I-A. The Philadelphia Inquirer reported Villanova and Connecticut had discussed such a move with Big East commissioner Mike Tranghese.

_ Information from the Associated Press was used in this report.

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