Tony Mowbray was delighted to see his side rise to the challenge and end Leeds United's unbeaten away record.
Statistics showed the Whites have covered the most mileage in the Championship on the pitch this season.
But Rovers ensured they were with them every step of the way this afternoon at Ewood Park, with Danny Graham and Darragh Lenihan scoring to move Rovers into the play-off positions.
“We had some great high intensity play and I laid the challenge down to the players by telling them about Leeds having the highest running statistics in the league," Mowbray said after the game.
“We created some great chances and got kicked in the stomach just before half time. But again the lads showed their character at the break and were all really positive.
“We pushed the reset button and ensured we went out to win the second half. I’m delighted for the whole team.
“We had some great other chances to score. You’d have put your money on Bradley [Dack] to score in the first half, but we have the points in the bag, can relax and watch the rest of the results come in!
“We had a debate about whether to let the players have Sunday off, but we’ve decided we want to do things properly so will be in for a cool down and get ready for Tuesday at Swansea and that long trip on the bus.
“It’s a real buzz for the lads to see a game out. It’s happened to us two or three times when we have conceded late and psychologically you need to get over those barriers and we did that today to see the game out."