McDowell grad Conner rushes for 100 yards in Pitt loss

By | November 16, 2013 8:22 pm | 1 Comment


James Conner

James Conner

Pitt freshman James Conner ended a personal drought with his third 100-yard rushing performance of the season today.

Unfortunately for Conner, his effort was not enough to help Pitt get past North Carolina.

Conner rushed 19 times for 102 yards and a touchdown, but the Panthers lost to the Tar Heels 34-27 on a late punt return.

Conner, a 6-foot 2-inch, 230-pound freshman tailback out of McDowell, rushed for more than 100 yards in two of Pitt’s first three games. However, in his previous five games he had a combined total of just 94 yards.

His 2-yard touchdown run midway through the fourth quarter helped Pitt tie the game 27 after the Panthers had trailed 24-3 at halftime.

Conner now has 522 yards rushing on 108 carries, along with seven touchdowns, which is tied for the team lead. He added a 13-yard reception today.

– Jeff Kirik, sports editor


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One Response to “McDowell grad Conner rushes for 100 yards in Pitt loss”

  1. Kelly Bibbs says:

    James was injured early in the game vs. Virginia Tech and didn’t play the rest of the game; he didn’t play vs. Old Dominion at all; he’s been slowly recovering (from shoulder injury); just about 100% now; glad to see him back & playing hard again!

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