Monday, August 20, 2012

Darian Durant Looking to Turn Roughriders' Play Around

(Nathan Denette/ The Canadian Press)

Former North Carolina quarterback Darian Durant hopes to lead the Saskatchewan Roughriders to the Grey Cup of the Canadian Football League this season. 

So far this season Durant, who just turned 30, has put up solid numbers, he has thrown for 1,935 yards, eight touchdowns and completing 64% of his passes. He has thrown seven interceptions but three of those came Sunday in the Riders' 24-5 loss. Also just like at Chapel Hill, Durant is a dual threat option at the quarterback position and has rushed for 159 yards in seven games this season.

After a hot start to the season the Roughriders have dropped their last four games and they sit last in the CFL's West Division but, only two games out of first.
Sunday after the loss Durant said, "We just couldn't get anything going from the get-go. It's a tough one to swallow." He added, "Losing four in a row is not good any time. We defintely have to watch the film and see what we need to do."

Durant and the Roughriders look to start their turnaround Saturday at home against the Calgary Stampeders at 3pm EST.

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1 comment:

  1. Durant was the one who threw former Mountaineer Jock Sanders his first TD pass.