Ponder Could Miss Time for FSU

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Quarterback Christian Ponder has bruised ribs and could miss Florida State's game Saturday at Clemson.

Coach Bobby Bowden said Sunday that coaches will have to see at
practice this week how badly the sore ribs bother Ponder, who is
having one of the best seasons of any quarterback in school

The Seminoles (4-4, 2-3 Atlantic Coast Conference) need a win
against Clemson (5-3, 3-2) to keep alive any hopes of winning their
division and sneaking into the ACC title game next month in Tampa.

Ponder, who ranks third nationally in total offense per game, was injured early in Saturday's 45-42 win over North Carolina State, but played despite the pain.