UNC Football: Tar Heels Find Young Wide Receivers in Win

Posted by Josh Bernstein on September-20-2009 Add Comments

T.J. Yates is finally getting acquainted with his wide receivers.

The junior quarterback—who lost his top three receivers from 2008 to the NFL Draft—went 19 of 24 for 227 yards and two touchdowns as No. 24 North Carolina defeated in-state rival East Carolina, 31-17, on Saturday at Kenan Stadium.

Erik Highsmith had six catches for 113 yards and a score, while Jheranie Boyd reeled in a 59-yard touchdown for his first career grab to help the Tar Heels improve to 3-0.

It marks the first time North Carolina has started a season with three-straight victories since 1997, when the team won eight consecutive contests en route to an 11-1 year.

Ryan Houston ran for a pair of touchdowns, and Shaun Draughn adde...

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