Pittsburgh running back Darrin Hall seemed to be channeling Tony Dorsett on Saturday … or was it George McLaren? He certainly had the look of those two former Panthers running backs, who are both in the College Football Hall of Fame.
Hall, a junior, rushed for 254 yards, including touchdown runs of 79, 92 and four yards to rally the Panthers in a 24-17 victory over Duke. His 92-yard run cut Duke’s lead to 17-14 in the third quarter.
It also broke McLaren’s school record set a century ago, almost to the day. McLaren broke loose on a 91-yard run against Syracuse on Oct. 20, 1917.
That undefeated Pittsburgh team was called “The Fighting Dentists” because of the number of...