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Conner leads Pitt to 30-27 win over Bowling Green

Little Caesars Pizza Bowl

Pittsburgh running back James Conner rushes during the second half of the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl against Bowling Green on Thursday in Detroit.

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DETROIT — James Conner rushed for 229 yards — breaking a Pittsburgh bowl record held by Tony Dorsett — and Chris Blewitt kicked a tiebreaking field goal with 1:17 remaining, lifting the Panthers to a 30-27 win over Bowling Green on Thursday night in the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl.
Conner also played a handful of snaps on the defensive line, and fellow freshman Tyler Boyd gave Pitt (7-6) a boost with eight catches for 173 yards. Boyd also scored on a punt return in the first half.
Bowling Green (10-4) tied it at 17 when BooBoo Gates took the second-half kickoff 94 ...


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