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Yates Breaks Pretty Much Every Passing Record You Care About

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Consider this your bright spot on the day and definitely worth being noted.

Via Tar Heel Blue:

• Quarterback T.J. Yates finished 33 of 44 for 411 yards and two touchdowns, his sixth 300+ yard game of the season and his third 400+ yard game. His 33 completions were a school single-game record. The previous record was 31 by Kevin Anthony against LSU in 1985 and Darian Durant against Syracuse in 2003.

• Yates' 411 yards were the most by a Tar Heel in Kenan Stadium, eclipsing the previous best of 388 by Ronald Curry against Georgia Tech in 2000.

• Yates set a new single-season record for passing yards with a 16-yard pass to Ryan Taylor in the second quarter and now has 2,920 for the year. The previous record was 2,655 yards by Yates in 2007.

• Yates also passed Darian Durant (8,755) for the career yards passing mark in the third quarter and now has 8,879 yards in his four years. Yates currently holds all the Carolina records for pass completions and passing yards (single-game, single-season and career).

So that's the single season and career records for passing yardage all in one game. Very efficient of Mr. Yates. The three 400-yard games in one season is frankly amazing. Heck six games over 300 yards is amazing. And yeah, you cannot help but think what Yates may have done had he played a full season in 2008. Conceivably Yates tops 9000 career passing yards vs Duke next week and will add some more yards in whatever crappy bowl UNC winds up in.

The career TD mark is out of reach barring something nuts happening next week at Duke and in the bowl game. Yates has 56 career TD passes. The record, belonging to Darian Durant, is 68. The single season TD mark is within reach but it will take two prolific games. Yates has 17 TD passes this season. Chris Keldof's single season mark is 23 TDs.

Hats off to T.J. Yates for a job well done.

Quarterback T.J. Yates finished 33 of 44 for 411 yards and two touchdowns, his sixth 300+ yard game of the season and his third 400+ yard game. His 33 completions were a school single-game record. The previous record was 31 by Kevin Anthony against LSU in 1985 and Darian Durant against Syracuse in 2003.• Yates' 411 yards were the most by a Tar Heel in Kenan Stadium, eclipsing the previous best of 388 by Ronald Curry against Georgia Tech in 2000.

• Yates set a new single-season record for passing yards with a 16-yard pass to Ryan Taylor in the second quarter and now has 2,920 for the year. The previous record was 2,655 yards by Yates in 2007.

• Yates also passed Darian Durant (8,755) for the career yards passing mark in the third quarter and now has 8,879 yards in his four years. Yates currently holds all the Carolina records for pass completions and passing yards (single-game, single-season and career).