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Pitt’s Conner might play 2 ways Thursday vs. Virginia Tech

James Conner

   October 14, 2014 3:52 pm    0

James Conner remains one of the leading rushers in the nation, but that doesn’t mean that Pitt’s coaching staff has given up on playing Conner on defense as well. The McDowell graduate heads into this week as the No. 5 rusher in the nation with 874 yards through six games. Despite that, he might play some…

 

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Pitt, Conner set to face tough Virginia rushing defense

James Conner

   October 4, 2014 12:13 pm    0

Pitt will try to stop a two-game losing streak today, but the Panthers and McDowell grad James Conner will have to overcome a tough Virginia rushing defense first. The Cavaliers are No. 10 among major-college teams against the run, giving up an average of 86.6 yards per game. They will try to shut down the…

 

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Pitt’s Conner ranks second in nation in rushing yardage, TDs

James Conner

   September 29, 2014 12:07 pm    0

Pitt running back James Conner is now second in the nation in both rushing yardage and rushing touchdowns after five weeks of the season. The McDowell graduate entered Saturday’s game against Akron as the No. 1 rusher in the nation (699 yards) and was tied for No. 1 in rushing touchdowns (nine). However, Akron focused on…

 

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McDowell grad, Pitt RB Conner now leads nation in rushing

James Conner

   September 22, 2014 1:28 pm    1

Pitt sophomore running back James Conner, a McDowell graduate, now leads the nation in rushing yardage and is tied for the top spot in rushing touchdowns. After his 155-yard performance Saturday in the Panthers’ 24-20 loss to Iowa, Conner is No. 1 in major-college football with 699 yards through four games. The 6-foot 2-inch, 250-pound…

 

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Conner, Pitt take on tough Iowa run defense; vote in poll

James Conner

   September 20, 2014 10:09 am    0

McDowell graduate and Pitt sophomore running back James Conner has received plenty of national attention early in the season, including online stories this week by nfl.com and Sports Illustrated’s website. The 6-foot 2-inch, 250-pound Conner has drawn the spotlight for the mix of power and speed that have helped him get off to an impressive start. Through three…

 

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McDowell grad, Pitt RB Conner featured in Sports Illustrated online story

James Conner

   September 17, 2014 10:35 am    1

  McDowell graduate James Conner’s national profile continues to rise as he piles up big rushing numbers at Pitt. Today, Sports Illustrated’s website posted an extensive article on Conner and his background. Check out the Sports Illustrated story (click here).

 

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McDowell grad Conner ready to lead Pitt vs. FIU today

James Conner

   September 12, 2014 10:56 am    0

A lot has changed in the past three games for Pitt sophomore running back James Conner. At the end of the Panthers’ 2013 regular season, the McDowell graduate was a distant second on the team in rushing with 570 yards and had battled a nagging shoulder injury after a monster start to his freshman season. Then,…

 

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Vote in this poll after James Conner’s latest effort

   September 6, 2014 11:11 am    0

Earlier this week, On Campus asked readers if the ACC was too quick to mention Pitt running back James Conner as a Heisman Trophy candidate after he ran wild in the opener against FCS school Delaware. However, Conner ran all over Boston College on Friday night, finishing with 213 yards and a touchdown. The sophomore…

 

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ACC doesn’t think it’s too early to mention Conner in Heisman race

James Conner

   September 2, 2014 3:50 pm    0

It’s just one game, and he faced a Football Championship Subdivision team, but already the ACC website is mentioning Pitt’s James Conner as a possible Heisman Trophy candidate. Conner, a 6-foot 2-inch, 250-pound sophomore running back from McDowell, rushed for 153 yards and four touchdowns in about one half of the Panthers’ opening 62-0 win…

 

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Conner’s big half leads area major-college football players

   August 31, 2014 10:17 am    0

As he did all last season, McDowell graduate James Conner led a group of District 10 graduates at the Football Bowl Subdivision level this weekend. Conner, a 6-foot 2-inch, 250-pound sophomore rushed for 153 yards and four touchdowns during the first half of Pitt’s 62-0 victory over Delaware. Conner was expected to see time at defensive…

 

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