After a start to the season that has him ranked as the nation’s eighth-leading rusher, Pitt running back James Conner has been named to Phil Steele’s Midseason Third Team All-American List.
Pittsburgh Panthers running back James Conner had a big game Thursday night, helping his team beat Virginia Tech, 21-16, at Heinz Field.
James Conner ran for 85 yards and two scores and Pitt ended a three-game losing streak with a 21-16 victory over Virginia Tech on Thursday night.
Despite a couple of average games, Pitt tailback James Conner is still 5th in division 1 rushing yardage and the sophomore said today he will play some at defensive end Thursday night against Virginia Tech. Conner and head coach Paul Chryst have said since training camp that Conner would get a look there, however he has only played offense to this point in the season.
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.