PITTSBURGH (93-7 The FAN) –  The best news Pitt Coach Paul Chryst delivered at his weekly news conference is that receiver Tyler Boyd appears good to go at Boston College Friday night.

The Panthers’ super soph dislocated a finger returning a punt in the 62-0 win over Delaware. However, Chryst says Boyd practiced Monday.

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Asked if they taped Boyd’s finger, Chryst joked, “Yeah, duct tape.”

Coming off a 62-0 laughter over outmatched FCS foe Delaware, Chryst’s players know it’ll be tougher against ACC rival Boston College.

“We won’t be overconfident,” insists another sophomore standout, running back James Conner.

Conner gained 153 yards in the opener with four of his 14 carries going for touchdowns.

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“[The Eagles] have a good defense that likes to mix it up on third downs,” he said.

Boston College’s win over Massachusetts came at the Patriots Stadium in Foxboro, so this will be the Eagles’ home-opener. It will also be the first road game for 23 Panther players who made their college debuts Saturday.

“There’s always going to be a first everything,” Chryst said. “They just have to deal with it.”


(Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

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