Yates threw three touchdown passes, and Shaun Draughnrushed for 110 yards and a touchdown and caught another score from Yates to help North Carolina (8-4) snap a two-game losing streak and beat the Blue Devils (4-8) for the 18th time in 19 years.
Thaddeus Lewis led Duke into the red zone in the final minute before his fourth-down pass went straight to Tar Heel Trimane Goddard at the 4. As we say at TAH, game over.
Yates completed 15 of his first 16 passes and finished 15-of-19 for 190 yards with scoring passes covering to Draughn, Hakeem Nicks and Richard Quinn. He won as a starter for the first time since Sept. 11 at Rutgers after missing five games with a broken left ankle suffered a week later against Virginia Tech.
(Marcus Jones #6 of the Duke Blue Devils gets into a scuffle with Trimane Goddard #31 of the North Carolina Tar Heels during the game at Wallace Wade Stadium and Chase Rice #44 watches as Cooter Arnold #2 of the North Carolina Tar Heels rings the Victory Bell after defeating the Blue Devils 28-20. Photos by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)