Josh Newkirk had a pair of clutch baskets in the final 2 1/2 minutes of overtime and finished with 15 points, lifting Pittsburgh to a 61-60 comeback win over Boston College on Tuesday night.
Pitt opened their season with a 23-point victory over Niagara Nov.14, but had not won a home non-conference game by more than nine in four home games since. But Tuesday, the Panthers used a 15-0 run in the middle of the first half, as well as a 16-2 run in the second, to take control of their contest against the Holy Cross Crusaders and coasted to a 58-39 victory.
James Robinson scored 18 points, including five in the final minutes of regulation to send the game into overtime, to help Pitt avoid an upset by beating Oakland 81-77 on Saturday.
Jamel Artis scored a career-high 20 points and Pittsburgh eased past Manhattan 65-56 on Wednesday night for its third straight victory.
Coming off a year in which he ran for 1,675 yards and 24 touchdowns on 277 carries and broke longstanding Pitt rushing records, running back James Conner has been named the ACC Player of the Year in the coaches vote.
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Coming off a year in which he ran for 1,675 yards and 24 touchdowns on 277 carries and broke longstanding Pitt rushing records, running back James Conner has been named the ACC Player of the Year.
The College Football Playoff will determine college football’s first national champion in the new playoff model in January, but the real playoff begins this weekend.
Pitt’s Tyler Boyd has been named the ACC Specialist of the Week after contributing 190 yards on six kick returns in a 32-23 victory over Miami this weekend.
James Conner ran for two touchdowns and broke three of Tony Dorsett’s records, Pittsburgh secured bowl eligibility by beating Miami 35-23 on Saturday night in the regular-season finale for both teams.
James Robinson had 14 points and six assists, helping Pittsburgh beat Kansas State 70-47 Wednesday in the third-place game of the Maui Invitational.
Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota looks to be the favorite this season, but Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon also has a decent shot to win the award. Everybody else may be playing for third place.
Coming off the Panthers 30-7 victory over Syracuse in which he caught seven passes for 126 yards and a touchdown, Pitt wide receiver Tyler Boyd has been named the ACC Receiver of the Week.
Chad Voytik threw a pair of touchdown passes and Pittsburgh kept its bowl hopes alive with a 30-7 win over sloppy Syracuse on Saturday.
College football’s regular season is coming down the final stretch, which means it is crunch time in the conference and division championship races. Not every team is playing for a spot in the College Football Playoff, but everybody seems to have some impact on the new postseason format.