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Pitt vs. Miami: James Conner breaks Tony Dorsett's single-season touchdown record

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Pitt's game against Miami is just underway, but it didn't take long for running back James Conner to make history. The Panther star scored on a 13-yard touchdown run to give Pitt an early 7-0 lead over the Hurricanes to break the all-time rushing touchdown mark set by Tony Dorsett. The score was his 23rd of the season.

Conner was a question mark heading into Saturday's game with a hip injury that he sustained last weekend in a win against Syracuse. In that game, Conner left early and did not return.

The touchdown is just another milestone for Conner. Last week, he tied Dorsett's record and broke the all-time ACC record. So far in the game with Miami, Conner has reached 1,600 rushing yards and he entered the game as the No. 4 rusher in the FBS.

Conner has now scored at least one touchdown in ten of the team's 12 games. Miami is already bowl-eligible and the Panthers can also get to the postseason with a victory.

UPDATE: Conner has scored his 24th touchdown to break Dorsett's all-time touchdown mark (rushing and receiving TDs) at Pitt.

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