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Conner's 4 TDs lead Pitt past Delaware 62-0; Boyd injures finger

  • Pittsburgh running back James Conner (24) score his second touchdown of the first quarter in an NCAA college football game against Delaware on Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

    Pittsburgh running back James Conner (24) score his second touchdown of the first quarter in an NCAA college football game against Delaware on Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)  (The Associated Press)

  • Pittsburgh defensive lineman David Durham (44) sacks Delaware quarterback Trent Hurley (2) in the first quarter of an NCAA college football game on Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

    Pittsburgh defensive lineman David Durham (44) sacks Delaware quarterback Trent Hurley (2) in the first quarter of an NCAA college football game on Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)  (The Associated Press)

  • Delaware quarterback Trent Hurley (2) recovers a snap fumble in front of  Pittsburgh's  Shakir Soto (52) in the first quarter of an NCAA college football game on Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

    Delaware quarterback Trent Hurley (2) recovers a snap fumble in front of Pittsburgh's Shakir Soto (52) in the first quarter of an NCAA college football game on Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)  (The Associated Press)

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.