Riders QB Durant quieting doubters

Quarterback Darian Durant rallied the Saskatchewan Roughriders past the B.C. Lions on Sunday do set...

Quarterback Darian Durant rallied the Saskatchewan Roughriders past the B.C. Lions on Sunday do set up a Western final clash against the Calgary Stampeders. (Craig Robertson/Toronto Sun)

Kirk Penton, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:54 PM ET

Darian Durant has passed the first test in what many are calling his most important post-season yet, but he has two more obstacles to overcome if everything goes according to plan.

And they’re only going to get tougher.

The Riders quarterback, who doesn’t have the complete trust of his team’s fan base, took control of Sunday’s West semifinal by rushing three times for 76 yards in the fourth quarter of his team’s come-from-behind victory over the B.C. Lions.

The 31-year-old finished with a career-high 97 yards on six carries and quieted the doubters — for one week, at least.

“He has been going through this for years. It’s nothing new,” defensive back Dwight Anderson said. “Even when I was with other teams I used to hear the same things, like Darian this, Darian that. And every game the guy just shows up and he plays ball.


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