REGINA, Saskatchewan (AP) - Kory Sheets ran for a record 197 yards and two touchdowns, leading the Saskatchewan Roughriders over the Hamilton Tiger-Cats 45-23 Sunday night in the 101st Grey Cup game.
Former Wilson High star Darian Durant completed 17 of 24 passes for 245 yards and three touchdowns. He also ran for 26 yards. Durant played most of the second half of the season with bruised ribs.
Following the game, Durant said, "I love everybody, everybody that supported me back home, all my boys back in the Flo (Florence)."
Sheets, who briefly played for the Miami Dolphins and Carolina Panthers, broke the Canadian Football League championship game rushing mark of 169 yards set in 1956 by Edmonton's Johnny Bright.
Sheets was especially impressive in the first half. The former Purdue star ran for 128 yards and a TD in leading Saskatchewan to a 31-6 advantage.
Saskatchewan won its fourth Grey Cup and first since '07.