"It poses a different challenge for us and will be a lot different than playing at home."
Edwards feels much more confidence, though, making the trip down to Ashland after what he saw in the Patriots big win over SC last week.
"I feel good about where we are," Edwards said. "I like the ball club. We are young in the fact of being around each other, but they have jelled real well, and were able to respond. They showed a lot of character. I like what I see."
What Edwards saw was three GW runners in Draven Riffe, 28 carries for 262 yards, Jacob Jackson (nine carries, 113 yards), and Mason Blake (13 carries, 115 yards) all eclipse the century mark last week against the Black Eagles.
Paving the way for his stable of backs last week is an experienced line with all five upperclassmen in seniors Adam Huffman, Tyler Chevalier and Jack Skidmore, along with juniors David Smith and Trevor Wooten.
With all the success the Patriots had on the ground, GW didn't need much from new quarterback Jon Alexander. He didn't throw his first pass until less than four minutes left in the first half and finished 1-for-3, for seven yards, and one interception.
While Edwards knows he won't be able to count on that kind of productivity on the ground every week, he realizes it does give him even more options on offense going forward.
"You don't go and game plan to have three rushers go over 100 yards," Edwards said. "It might have surprised others, but it didn't surprise me at all. It's tough to do that all the time but we do have some talented young men with good ability."