North Carolina quarterback T.J. Yates might be one of the most improved quarterbacks in the country, but part of that can be attributed to the health and maturation of players around him. So far, he's been the difference in the game, as the Tar Heels lead Georgia Tech 24-17 in the third quarter.
With six starters out on defense -- seven in the season opener against LSU -- Yates has assumed the role of leader and he has taken the team on his shoulders. He's only thrown three incomplete passes and hasn't had any turnovers. Georgia Tech's defense? First-year coordinator Al Groh has changed the scheme, but not the results.