Campbell QB Hurd attacks by land and air

Campbell quarterback Isaac Hurd tried to shake Leilehua's Torenzo Vereen on Aug. 23, 2013. (George F. Lee / Star-Advertiser)
Campbell quarterback Isaac Hurd tried to shake Leilehua’s Torenzo Vereen on Aug. 23, 2013.

(George F. Lee / Star-Advertiser)

Campbell coach Amosa Amosa gave quarterback Isaac Hurd a number to shoot for in the summer pass league.

“In pass league if you’re not completing 70 percent of your passes you’re not doing much because there’s no rush, there’s no pressure,” Amosa said.

Completion percentage is one of the few stats Amosa tracks in summer play and Hurd hit his targets 72 percent of the time in what his coach described as “the best pass league we’ve had at Campbell since I’ve been there.”

“That was my No. 1 thing with him, accuracy,” Amosa said, “consistent accuracy. So during the season, if he can get 65 percent and above then we’re doing a lot of damage in the passing game.”

Hurd’s not there just yet, completing 52.8 percent of his attempts (54-for-106) through four games. But in taking over the role full-time, the senior has repeatedly done considerable damage with his dual-threat ability.

Hurd, who shared playing time with Justin Tago-Su’e last year, has thrown for 757 yards and nine touchdowns against four interceptions and rushed for 285 yards and three scores. He added to those totals by rushing for two touchdowns and passing for two in a 28-7 win over Aiea on Friday.

The Sabers weren’t always sharp, as Hurd went 13-for-26, but he completed passes of 38 and 54 yards to Keola Himan and had two scoring throws to Galuega Castro. The first was a 19-yard dart that zipped through the hards of an Aiea defender before settling in Castro’s grasp.

Hurd had two sneaks for touchdowns in the first half and later stretched his legs on runs of 34 and 45 yards to spark the Sabers’ fourth-quarter scoring drives.

“Those are the worst kinds of quarterbacks to face,” Aiea coach Wendell Say said of Hurd’s dual talents.

Campbell (1-1, 3-1) has a week off before facing Waianae on Sept. 13 in Ewa Beach.


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