Simon Fraser University football receiver Lemar Durant was named the Red Lion Offensive Player of the Week in the Great Northwest Athletic Conference (GNAC), after hauling down 12 passes for 228 yards and four touchdowns in his team's historic first road win since going to Division III.
Durant, a Coquitlam native, led the way as SFU topped Dixie State College Red Storm 5847 on Saturday in Utah.
The six-foot-two receiver tied a GNAC single game record for most touchdown receptions, while his yardage total was just eight yards shy of the GNAC single-game record.
The two teams traded majors in the first quarter, then erupted for a combined 48 points before halftime.
Durant accounted for 18 of those points, scoring touchdowns of 10, 73 and 27 yards. SFU led 35-27 heading into the third quarter.
The Red Storm tied it with a major and two-point convert early in the fourth frame. SFU quarterback Trey Wheeler hit Jamal Kett to restore the Clan's lead. A huge turnover created by Coquitlam's Keynan Parker led to Durant's final TD that capped an incredible game.
Wheeler finished 36-for-54 in pass attempts for 482 yards. He set a GNAC single-game record with six TD passes.
The four majors give Durant a league-leading 14 TD catches, eight more than teammate Kett.
"Offensively we controlled the ball well," said SFU head coach Dave Johnson. "Our offence was balanced, Trey (Wheeler) did a good job and our offensive line didn't give up a sack."
Port Moody's Casey Chin led the Clan defence with six and a half tackles.
The Clan end the season on Saturday against first-place Humboldt State, 2 p.m. at Fox field.
Clan clinch conference crown
Behind a pair of markers from Ryan Dhillon and a league-leading 13 th by Carlo Basso, the Simon Fraser University men's soccer team powered past the Saint Martin's Saints 7-1 in GNAC action, putting them in position to lock up their third straight conference title.
Dhillon and Basso both scored in a wild first half, where SFU stormed out and led 3-0 by the 26-minute mark. Basso, a Coquitlam native, also drew an assist on the game's opening tally, by Justin Wallace just six minutes into the contest.
The win improved SFU's record to 14-1-1 and 10-1-1 in GNAC action. They were declared conference champions following Western Washington's victory Friday over Seattle Pacific.