Conner rushed for 173 yards, TD in Pitt victory

   September 21, 2013 12:44 pm    2

 

Update 8: Pitt beats Duke 58-55 in an offensive shootout. James Conner finished with 26 rushes for 173 yards and a touchdown.

Update 7: At the end of three quarters, James Conner has 169 yards on 22 rushes, including a 3-yard TD run in the first quarter. Tom savage has thrown six touchdown passes as Pitt leads Duke 51-35.

Update 6: After the first possession of the second half, James Conner has 18 rushes for 162 yards. Pitt leads 44-28. Tom Savage has thrown five touchdown passes — three to Tyler Boyd and two to Devin Street.

Update 5: James Conner has 17 carries for 147 yards and a touchdown at halftime as Pitt leads 37-28. Fellow freshman Tyler Boyd has three receiving touchdowns. Conner had 85 yards in the 2nd quarter. He now has 300 yards in first three games — 100 yards per game

Update 4:  James Conner is over 100 yards again, and Pitt is only in the second quarter. Conner broke off back-to-back runs of 19 and 41 yards. He has 14 rushes for 128 yards with 10 minutes — yes, 10 minutes — left in the first half. Pitt leads Duke 30-14.

Update 3: James Conner carries twice for 5 yards before Pitt scores on a 67-yard pass from Tom Savage to Devin Street. Pitt leads 20-7 late in the first quarter. Conner has 10 rushes for 62 yards in the quarter.

Update 2: James Conner added three carries for 26 yards on Pitt’s second drive. That included a 15-yard run. Conner has eight rushes for 57 yards midway through the first quarter.

However, Pitt came up empty on the drive when Duke blocked a field goal.

Update 1: McDowell graduate James Conner capped Pitt’s opening drive of the day with a 3-yard touchdown run on fourth-down-and-1 as the Panthers took a 6-0 lead at Duke this afternoon.

Conner, coming off a 119-yard, two-touchdown performance against New Mexico, carried five times for 31 yards on the drive.

 

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