Taylor, meanwhile, would like to see his team regain some of its timing following a second-half letdown in last week's 35-34 loss at Woodrow Wilson - a game the Redskins led 27-13 at halftime.
Hurricane failed to protect quarterback Austin Hensley, who was sacked five times in Beckley after being tackled for loss just once in the first two games.
"It was all mental breakdowns on pass protection,'' Taylor said. "One was his own fault for running outside the pocket, two were my fault for changing the protection after our base protection had worked pretty much all night, and on the other two the backs went to the wrong side. But every Saturday and Sunday you see guys making millions of dollars or guys on Division I scholarships giving up sacks.
"If you throw 34 times, you're going to give up a sack or two. It's the nature of the game. You can't completely fault the offense. Woodrow has some good athletes and we made a lot of mental mistakes and I made a bunch of mistakes not sticking to what we did in the first half. We beat ourselves, and I think we realize that.''
Hensley, with 835 passing yards, comes into the game trailing South Charleston's Jon Alexander by 12 yards for the lead in the Mountain State Athletic Conference. Hensley's 11 TD tosses are four more than any other MSAC player.
"He does a nice job of spreading the ball around,'' Edwards said. "They have some good athletes, and he's getting the ball in their hands.''
Edwards also took notice of Hurricane running backs Zach Pate and Steven Handley, who combined are averaging more than 13 yards per carry.
"Pate, at this point in the season, is having a real nice run,'' Edwards said, "and Handley hasn't even really begun yet. He's waiting to break out, and I hope he doesn't do it this week.''
Reach Rick Ryan at 304-348-5175 or rickr...@wvgazette.com.