"We're capable of throwing the ball. We played 7 on 7 all summer, and Trevor's a good quarterback. We've got wide receivers who can catch the ball. If a team makes us do it, we don't have any problem doing it.''
Bell said that well-rounded game plans like last Friday's could cause indecision on how future opponents will play GW.
"It's a win-win for us,'' Bell said. "Because if they do load up the box, it showed we are capable of throwing the ball. I'm sure teams down the road will see we can pass the ball and it will open up the middle for Ryan again. So either way, it's a win-win.''
Switzer's yardage totals have gone down a bit in recent weeks. After a then-season-low of 137 (for a full game) against Capital, his output dropped to 85 yards against DeSales and increased only to 105 against Hurricane. He also ran for just four TDs in those three games.
In the five games prior to that, Switzer averaged 291 yards on the ground with 18 rushing TDs. For the season, he's sitting at 2,076 yards.
Against Hurricane, he split out wide much of the second half and turned in a season-best six catches for 96 yards and two TDs. He played receiver much of his sophomore season since GW had a 2,000-yard rusher in 2010 in Felix Mollett.
"Everybody thinks George Washington's just Switzer,'' said Hurricane coach Jeremy Taylor, "but they've got other athletes over there. I'd love to have [Jackson and Giacomo], and their quarterback's not bad. He can run the ball some.
"When you play GW, you don't just play one player. You play a team, and they proved that after they lost Crouser. They've come on. We took away Switzer, so they did other things. They threw it to him, and made some nice adjustments.''
Reach Rick Ryan at 304-348-5175 or rickr...@wvgazette.com.