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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2 Responses to “Conner rushed for 173 yards, TD in Pitt victory”

  1. Wes says:

    So, the only games where “updates” are given is when Pitt plays a s—– team? Where were the updates when this kid (and Pitt) were getting owned by FSU? Games like this don’t count. Pitt stinks.

    • Jeff Kirik says:

      Erie has a running back starting as a freshman at a major college and making a big impact. That’s a big deal for the area. We had no idea going into the Florida State game that he was even going to play because he was not listed on the depth chart. We’re not trying to say one way or another whether Pitt is good, but Conner is off to a strong start. Thanks for writing.

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