Pep Hamilton has been watching Andrew Luck craft comeback drives for so long that it doesn’t surprise him anymore.
Before the three fourth-quarter comebacks he orchestrated this regularseason and the seven game-winning drives he had as a rookie last season, there was a triple-overtime game against Southern Cal back in 2011, when Hamilton was Luck’s position coach at Stanford.
When Luck threw a fourth-quarter pick-6 that put the Cardinal in a 34-27 hole with a little over three minutes left, you could almost see the stitching on Stanford’s 7-0 start fraying.
Luck then pulled the strings on a 10-play, 76-yard march, completing 4 of 6 passes and scrambling 16 yards, plays that set up the tying touchdown.
“Three overtimes later, he made some big plays and he willed his team to victory,” Hamilton said. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.
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