DANVILLE, Va. -

George Washington quarterback Hunter Byrnes entered Friday night’s contest with Bassett having already passed for 853 yards and seven touchdowns.

Byrnes did his part Friday night to help the Eagles stay unbeaten against the Bengals in the two teams' first matchup since 1966.

Both teams were having trouble keeping the ball from the start. GW's Hunter Byrnes fumbled the ball, and Bassett's Xavier Johnson recovered.

The Bengals didn’t keep it long. On the next play the Bengals Loje Witcher gets sacked and fumbled. GW took it from there.

A few plays later, Byrnes threw long to Kewante Cobbs. He ran right at the camera before being forced out of bounds. But it was enough for a first down.

Byrnes then handed off Akeem Smith, who dodged would- be tacklers, and gets in for the first score of the night.

Bassett just couldn't get out of its own way tonight. Witcher coughed it up again, turning the ball back over to the Eagles.

Witcher made amends later in the second quarter. He breaks a tackle and sniffs the endzone and Bassett was on the board.

But Byrnes and Cobbs were a load to handle. That duo hooked up again on another touchdown connection. GW stays unbeaten with the 41-6 win.