Solid Durant showing fires up fans, calms down critics

Some Riders fans have been rough on quarterback Darian Durant in recent weeks, but that may change in the wake of Sunday's 29-25 playoff victory over the B.C. Lions.

QB Darian Durant rushes for 97 yards in 4th quarter

Saskatchewan Roughriders quarterback Darian Durant attempts a pass against the B.C. Lions during first half CFL football action in the western semi-final in Regina on Sunday. (Liam Richards/Canadian Press)

Some Riders fans have been rough on quarterback Darian Durant in recent weeks, but that may change in the wake of Sunday's 29-25 playoff victory over the B.C. Lions.

The game was won on the back and legs of Durant — who had previously been accused by some of staying in the pocket too much and not scrambling enough.

The Riders were behind for much of the game but in the 4th quarter when they needed him most, Durant just took off, rushing the ball six times for 97 yards.

Now, the Riders are a step closer to the Grey Cup and heading to Calgary for the western final against the Stampeders.

On Twitter, Durant fans were telling the naysayers to stand down.

The Morning Edition's Eric Anderson, who was in the stands at chilly Mosaic Stadium Sunday, gave host Sheila Coles his summary of how the Riders pulled off the win. Click on the link above to get the story.

(Rider chat with Eric Anderson, Brent Hawkins and Glenn Reid starts at noon CST Monday.)

With files from Eric Anderson

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