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Roughriders quarterback Darian Durant named CFL offensive player of the week

Saskatchewan Roughriders quarterback Darian Durant (4) runs the ball past BC Lions defensive tackle Eric Taylor (79) during the second half of their west semi-final CFL football game in Regina, Saskatchewan November 10, 2013.


Saskatchewan Roughriders quarterback Darian Durant was named CFL offensive player of the week Tuesday after guiding his team to a West Division semifinal victory over B.C.

Durant completed 19 of 23 passes for 270 yards and two touchdowns in the 29-25 win last weekend. He also picked up 97 rushing yards on six carries.

Teammate Chris Milo picked up the special-teams honour after connecting on five of six field-goal attempts and adding a pair of converts.

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Hamilton Tiger-Cats linebacker Simoni Lawrence was named defensive player of the week and Lions running back Andrew Harris earned the top Canadian honour.

Lawrence had a game-high seven tackles to help Hamilton advance to the East final with a 19-16 overtime win over the Montreal Alouettes.

Harris, from Winnipeg, ran for 93 yards on 10 carries in the Lions' loss. He added two receptions for 21 yards.

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