"It works both ways,'' Edwards said. "Brad and I don't change much year in and year out. But what you worry about is the things they pick up from you. So you study yourself and study your mistakes you made the last time, try to keep them from taking advantages of your shortcomings from the last game.''
The first game featured vastly different halves.
GW fumbled on its first three possessions - all on its own side of the 50 - losing two, and the game was tied at 14 at the break. In the second half, the Patriots scored touchdowns on four straight possessions to build their lead.
"That's sure as heck not the way anybody wants to start out,'' Edwards said. "We were very fortunate not to be down. We could have been down 21-0 real quick. We were fortunate to weather the storm and got a little luck and made things happen.''
If GW makes any more mistakes, Dingess said his team must take advantage.
"We've got to do a better job of capitalizing when we do get turnovers,'' he said. "I was upset we were tied 14-14. I thought we should have been up. They gave us the ball three times inside the red zone and we got seven points out of the whole thing.
"If we'd have gone up at halftime, that changes the way things go in the second half. They made adjustments and took care of business in the second half, and whipped us in the second half.''
GW tailback Ryan Switzer finished with 145 yards and two TDs on 19 carries in the first game against Spring Valley.
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