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James Conner, JuJu Smith-Schuster steal show at Pitt game

Jerry DiPaola
| Friday, November 10, 2017 8:30 a.m

James Conner is still the Big Man on Campus at Pitt.

And he seemingly covered as much ground Thursday night at Heinz Field as he did when playing for the Panthers.

The former Pitt star running back and current Steeler bounced around the stadium with fellow Steelers rookie and Pittsburgh celebrity JuJu Smith-Schuster during the Panthers’ 34-31 loss to North Carolina.

Conner posed for pictures, crashed the Pitt student section and took time for a sideline interview with ESPN.

Fans, it seemed, were more excited to see him than the game.

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North Carolina tight end Brandon Fritts (82) lands on Pittsburgh defensive back Damar Hamlin (3) after making a catch for a touchdown during the first quarter of an NCAA college football game, Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
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Pitt's Elijah Zeise breaks up a pass attempt to North Carolina's Jordon Brown in the second quarter Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017 at Heinz Field.
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North Carolina's J.K. Britt bats the football away from Pitt's Quadree Henderson at the 1-yard line in the second quarter Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017 at Heinz Field.
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North Carolina's J.K. Britt bats the football away from Pitt's Quadree Henderson at the one-yard line in the second quarter Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017 at Heinz Field.
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The Steelers' James Conner and JuJu Smith-Schuster in the Pitt student section during the North Carolina game Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017 at Heinz Field.
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Steelers receiver JuJu Smith-Shuster poses with the Pitt cheerleaders during the North Carolina game Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017 at Heinz Field.
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Pitt running back Darrin Hall break into the clear against North Carolina in the first quarter Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017 at Heinz Field.
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Pitt's Oluwaseun Idowu sacks North Carolina quarterback Nathan Elliott in the first quarter Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017 at Heinz Field.
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Pitt's Maurice Ffrench breaks the tackle attempt of North Carolina's J.K. Britt and sets up a touchdown from the one yard line in the second quarter Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017 at Heinz Field.
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North Carolina's Jordon Brown seals the the Tar Heels' Nov. 9 victory over Pitt as he gets past Panthers linebacker Oluwaseun Idowu in the fourth quarter.
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Pitt running back Darrin Hall gets the ball to the one-yard line against North Carolina in the fourth quarter Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017 at Heinz Field.
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Pitt running back Darrin Hall leaps over North Carolina's J.K. Britt in the third quarter Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017 at Heinz Field.
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North Carolina's Anthony ratliff-Williams splits Pitt defenders Philipie Motley (32) and Oluwaseun Idowu in the third quarter Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017 at Heinz Field.
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The Steelers' James Conner and JuJu Smith-Schuster in the Pitt student section during the North Carolina game Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017 at Heinz Field.
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Pitt head coach Pat Narduzzi reacts to a referee in the fourth quarter against North Carolina Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017 at Heinz Field.
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Pitt quarterback Ben DiNucci takes off on a run against North Carolina in the third quarter Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017 at Heinz Field.
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Pitt running back Darrin Hall dives into the end zone against North Carolina in the third quarter Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017 at Heinz Field.
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Pitt head coach Pat Narduzzi
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Pitt's Bricen Garner breaks up a pass intended for North Carolina's Dazz Newsome in the third quarter Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017 at Heinz Field.
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North Carolina's Dazz Newsome gets extra yardage past Pitt's Oluwaseun Idowu in the third quarter Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017 at Heinz Field.
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