Pitt Impressive, in 62-0 Win Over Delaware

The 62-0 margin of victory is the largest for Pitt since 1977, while the 501 yards of total offense ties it's 501 yards put up against Miami in its 2013 regular season finale. In addition to Conner, Chad Voytik threw for a pair of scores in his first career start, and freshman Chris James scored a pair of touchdowns in his collegiate debut.

PITTSBURGH -- James Conner rushed for 153 yards and four first-half touchdowns as Pittsburgh ripped Delaware 62-0 on Saturday.

Conner scored on runs of 7, 8, 1 and 19 yards as the Panthers opened the season with a victory for the first time under third-year coach Paul Chryst. Pitt pushed the overmatched Blue Hens around, outgaining Delaware 501-64 to post the program's first shutout in nine years.

Chad Voytik completed 12 of 15 passes for 92 yards and two touchdowns in his first start, including a 12-yard strike to sophomore wide receiver Tyler Boyd that gave the Panthers a 14-0 first-quarter lead.

Boyd, who set school freshman records for receptions and receiving yards last fall, left in the second quarter with a dislocated finger in his left hand.

Pitt will need Boyd if it wants to make noise in the ACC's wide-open Coastal Division.

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