CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- One would understand if George Washington football Coach Steve Edwards, Jr. and the Patriots were a confident group heading into their game against Princeton on Friday night.
After all, GW is still undefeated after winning its first four games of the season, while the Tigers have lost three games in a row.
However, Edwards is leery of what he called a dangerous Tigers team when the Patriots make the trek to Princeton at Honeycutt Stadium at 7:30 p.m.
"It's a scary situation having to go up there," Edwards said. "And their backs are against the wall a little bit. It's going to be a good challenge for us. Both teams are looking to find something out about themselves."
Despite Princeton losing three straight, all have been against teams in the thick of the playoff chase. The Tigers lost to No. 2 Capital, 29-28, in overtime, to No. 18 Hurricane, 41-21, and last week to No. 17 Spring Valley, 21-14.
"They are a very good ball club," Edwards said. "The thing that impresses me about them is they play really hard and to the end. They are believing in what they are dong. They play that way. They are very disciplined and they are playing really hard."
Princeton is led by standout running back Tahj Sho-Johnson, who has eclipsed 560 yards on 83 carries, and has scored nine touchdowns.
"He is impressive," Edwards said. "We are going to be challenged defensively. He is strong, runs big, and has nice feet. He makes you have to chase him down if he gets the opportunity. It's going to be a big challenge for us. We have our work cut out for us for sure."
Edwards is happy where his Patriots are at the moment with its 4-0 record.