Pitt head coach Paul Chryst said they are dealing with adversity and he could have some players dealing with shaken confidence right now. Adding it’s not unusual when your team is struggling and that tough times will make them grow. The Panthers have lost 2 straight and play at Virginia Saturday night.
Conor Hundley one-upped the nation’s leading rusher, gaining 148 yards on 19 carries as Akron upset Pittsburgh 21-10 on Saturday.
Mark Weisman ran for 88 yards and two touchdowns, including a 1-yard plunge with 6:56 remaining as Iowa rallied for a 24-20 win over Pitt on Saturday.
Conner says he is only focused on being (4-0) after this weekend ends and this will be Pitt’s biggest challenge yet.
After 3 games the Pitt Panthers rank fourth in the nation in rushing offense. Sophomore James Conner is second in the nation with 544 yards and is just 5 yards from being the best in FBS. So head coach Paul Chryst must be pleased with that part of his of his team.
Pitt survived an early scare from host FIU to remain unbeaten with a 42-25 road victory, improving to 3-0 for the first time since 2009.
Pitt head coach Paul Chryst said either sophomore Gabe Roberts or freshman Alex Officer will fill in for starter Artie Rowell, after a season-ending knee injury Friday. “We’ll practice them both,” Chryst said. “Gabe did some good things (in the game vs. Boston College). We’ll practice both of them this week.”
The Panthers impressive 30-20 road victory over ACC opponent Boston College netted not only a win, but also three ACC Weekly Player Awards.
James Conner ran for 214 yards and a touchdown to lead Pittsburgh to a 30-20 victory over Boston College on Friday night in the first Atlantic Coast Conference matchup between the former Big East foes.
The ACC honored a couple of Pitt players after the first week of play. Sophomore tailback James Conner named the conference Offensive Back of the Week and senior guard Matt Rotheram named the Offensive Lineman of the Week.
Pitt beat writer Jerry DiPaola of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review joined Tab Douglas and Joe Rhoades Sunday to recap Pitt’s win over Delaware.
As they gear up for camp, Pitt football running back James Conner and center Artie Rowell found themselves in-studio talking with Starkey and Mueller about the upcoming season, who to keep an eye on and the impression Aaron Donald has left on the program.
Pitt Football Running Back James Conner, the teams leading rushed last year, has been named to the 2014 Doak Walker Award Watch List, an award presented annually to the nation’s top running back.
Looking to followup on a spectacular freshman season, Pitt Wide Receiver Tyler Boyd, the nation’s most productive freshman receiver last year, has been named to the 2014 Biletnikoff Award watch list.
Two Pitt football players have been named to preseason award watch lists.