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Akron shuts down high-powered Pitt rushing attack, stuns Panthers 21-10

  • Pittsburgh running back James Conner (24) runs the ball past Akron defensive lineman Cody Grice (36) in the first quarter of the NCAA college football game on Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014 in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

    Pittsburgh running back James Conner (24) runs the ball past Akron defensive lineman Cody Grice (36) in the first quarter of the NCAA college football game on Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014 in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)  (The Associated Press)

  • Pittsburgh defensive back Ray Vinopal (9) intercepts a pass in the end zone intended for Akron wide receiver L.T. Smith (3) in the first quarter of the NCAA college football game on Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014 in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

    Pittsburgh defensive back Ray Vinopal (9) intercepts a pass in the end zone intended for Akron wide receiver L.T. Smith (3) in the first quarter of the NCAA college football game on Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014 in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)  (The Associated Press)

  • Pittsburgh defensive back Ray Vinopal (9) falls out of the end zone after intercepting a pass intended for Akron wide receiver L.T. Smith (3) in the first quarter of the NCAA college football game on Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014 in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

    Pittsburgh defensive back Ray Vinopal (9) falls out of the end zone after intercepting a pass intended for Akron wide receiver L.T. Smith (3) in the first quarter of the NCAA college football game on Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014 in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)  (The Associated Press)

Conor Hundley one-upped the nation's leading rusher, gaining 148 yards on 19 carries as Akron upset Pittsburgh 21-10 on Saturday.

Kyle Pohl passed for 193 yards with a touchdown and an interception and defensive lineman Cody Grice — moonlighting at fullback — put together a pair of short scoring runs as the Zips (2-2) beat a team from a power conference for the first time in six years.

Akron outgained the Panthers 382-349 and kept Pitt sophomore running back James Conner in check to give coach Terry Bowden the biggest victory of his three-year tenure.

Conner came in with 699 yards but was held to 92 yards on 25 carries as the Panthers (3-2) lost their second straight. Chad Voytik completed 20 of 34 passes for 220 yards with a touchdown and an interception.