Hutton's Hotspot: Brockport QB sets up Eagles to soar
Published: Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Updated: Tuesday, September 18, 2012 10:09
After Brockport extended its record to 3-0 with a commanding 41-17 win over the College of New Jersey (TCNJ) on Homecoming, Saturday, Sept. 15, I’m sold on senior quarterback Joe Scibilia. Actually, I’m going to take this one step further. When the 2012 season comes to an end, Scibilia will be the most dominant quarterback in the New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC).
Through three games, Scibilia’s numbers have been through the roof.
The senior has thrown for more than 1,000 yards (throwing for more than 300 yards in all three games) and completed more than 60 percent of his passes.
As intriguing as those numbers are, that’s not what I’m most impressed with. It’s Scibilia’s decision making this season that has me ecstatic.
I must admit before the season began, my biggest concerns were in this department. I always knew Scibilia had the tools to be a solid quarterback, but in the past few seasons, more often than not I was questioning some of his throws.
However, after 10 touchdowns and only two picks through three weeks, those concerns have vanished.
Some may think I’m pulling the trigger too fast on Scibilia. I mean, it has only been three weeks. But when you look at what Scibilia did through the first three games in the past two seasons, you can tell he’s a different quarterback this season.
At this point in the 2010 season, the Eagles were 1-2 and Scibilia had thrown for less than 500 yards with six interceptions and only two touchdowns.
In 2011, Brockport started 0-3 and Scibilia had accumulated 825 yards with four touchdowns and nine interceptions.
This season, Scibilia’s touchdowns are up (10) and his picks are down (two) and the Eagles are at a perfect 3-0. If he keeps this up, Brockport will be tough to beat.
Currently, Scibilia sits at the top among quarterbacks in the NJAC. He leads the league in both touchdowns and yards. I really don’t see any other threats at the quarterback position to pass him.
Cortland’s Chris Rose is second to Scibilia in yards. He’s thrown for more than 500 yards through two games, but he also has six interceptions.
Next in line is Daniel Dugan of TCNJ, but after Brockport picked him off three times and held him to 160 yards passing, Dugan doesn’t hold much of a threat.
Brockport faces Kean University in their next game. This could be a tough match-up for Scibilia since Kean is second in NJAC in pass defense. However, Kean’s rush defense is awful, allowing more than 228 yards on the ground per game
If Brockport can establish the run against Kean, Scibilia should be able to open it up, adding more yards and more scores to his impressive season.