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Timing is everything for Colts quarterback Andrew Luck

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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.

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