In GW's two games, both victories, Riffe has rushed 64 times for 595 yards and seven touchdowns.
Showing a sign of things to come, Riffe carried on the first seven plays of the game after GW got the ball at the outset. The Patriots drove 70 yards on 14 plays, including 13 runs on the opening possession, capped off by Riffe's 2-yard TD run.
The game was a back-and-forth contest, especially in the first half, with the lead changing hands three times, with two ties as well. Each team would answer the other.
After Riffe's first touchdown on the opening drive, Paul Blazer tied things up at 7-all on a 2-yard TD run from quarterback Hunter Prince with 2:48 left in the opening quarter.
GW retook the lead on another impressive 10-play drive, resulting in a Jacob Jackson 6-yard TD pass from quarterback Jon Alexander to give the Patriots a 14-7 lead with 6:44 left in the second quarter.
The Tomcats came right back on their next possession to tie it again, this time on a bit of luck.
Facing a fourth-and-goal at the GW 5, Quentin Baker took the handoff and appeared to be going down just before the goal line. The sophomore fumbled, but Paul Blazer lineman Tyson Baker recovered it in the end zone to tie the game at 14.
GW finished off the scoring in the wild first half with a Riffe 6-yard run with 42 seconds left for a 21-14 halftime lead. The score was aided by an Austin Giacomo 66-yard kickoff return.
GW controlled the second half, scoring the only two touchdowns, both by Riffe, one in the third quarter on a 32-yard TD run with 3:38 left, and his fourth TD on the ground on the game in the final minute.
The Patriots allowed 207 yards rushing to Baker on 24 carries, but limited the speedy back to just 64 in the second half on 13 attempts. GW forced all three Paul Blazer punts after halftime."The defense was huge," Edwards said. "They are a tough offense to defend because we don't see it very often. Once they started getting it down, we went back to what we do instead of trying to stop what they did. It helped us."