Just when you thought they wouldn't win again this year, the Saskatchewan Roughriders rose up and surprised everyone...especially the Edmonton Eskimos.
Quarterback Darian Durant scampered six yards for a touchdown on Saskatchewan's first possession of overtime, after the Eskimos had kicked a field goal on their first chance with the ball, giving the Roughriders a 26-23 victory. The win snapped a seven-game losing streak for the Green and White, improving their record to 2-10. It was Durant's first triumph at quarterback since Labour Day of 2014.
"Yeah, that walk-off run...it's a good feeling," smiled Durant afterwards. "When you know it's over and you don't have to kneel, you don't have to take another play, you just let your guys come and celebrate with you. It was a great feeling, something I'll never forget!"
For the Eskimos, their third straight loss leaves them at 5-7...only good for fourth place in the West Division and tied with Toronto for a cross-over playoff spot. The Riders host Hamilton on Saturday.