by Mike Potter
Two Triangle-area players have been honored as ACC football players of the week on the strength of some very big wins on Saturday.
Yates completed 24 of 35 passes for a school record 439 yards and a pair of touchdowns as the Tar Heels shocked Florida State 37-35, UNC’s first win at Doak Campbell Stadium. Along with a 412-yard effort in the season opener against LSU, Yates has the top two passing yardage performances in the conference this season.
Helfet caught seven passes for a career best 122 yards and a touchdown as the Blue Devils kept their chances for a winning season alive with an electrifying 55-48 win over visiting Virginia. Helfet caught two passes totaling 30 yards for first downs on the Blue Devils’ game-winning 91-yard drive.