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  1. Denard Robinson shines in the clutch

    Adam Rittenberg

    It took a while, but Michigan quarterback Denard Robinson delivered when his team needed him most. Robinson produced an amazing fourth-quarter performance, which followed one of the weaker three-quarter stretches in his career. Here are some nu...

    Blog | September 11, 2011
  2. Big Ten stock report: Week 6

    Adam Rittenberg

    Who's rising? Who's falling? Time to check the market. STOCK UP Michigan State QB Kirk Cousins: Count me among those questioning whether Cousins could get it done in the clutch, but he came through in a big way against Wisconsin. The Spartan...

    Blog | October 06, 2010
  3. Instant analysis: Iowa 24, Georgia Tech 14

    Adam Rittenberg

    For a while, it seemed like neither team wanted to win the FedEx Orange Bowl. But after an odd sequence midway through the fourth quarter, Iowa's offense once again came up big in the clutch. The Hawkeyes held on for a huge win, improving the Big Ten...

    Blog | January 05, 2010
  4. Instant analysis: Iowa 24, Georgia Tech 14

    Adam Rittenberg

    For a while, it seemed like neither team wanted to win the FedEx Orange Bowl. But after an odd sequence midway through the fourth quarter, Iowa's offense once again came up big in the clutch. The Hawkeyes held on for a huge win, improving the Big Ten...

    Blog | January 05, 2010
  5. What we learned in the Big Ten: Week 6

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg Five lessons from the week that was in the Big Ten: 1. Iowa is foolproof in the clutch -- After a long stretch of heartbreaking losses from 2006-2008, Iowa has won its last five games decided by five points or...

    Blog | October 11, 2009
  6. Indiana's defense more composed in the clutch

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg Twice in as many games, Indiana's opponent has had the ball, driving toward the end zone for a game-winning touchdown. And twice, the Hoosiers defense has turned them away. It's still early in the 2009 seaso...

    Blog | September 15, 2009
  7. Iowa's Murray ready in the clutch

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The plan going in called for Daniel Murray to handle any field goal snapped from the 25-yard line or beyond. So when Iowa converted a third-down pass and reached Penn State's 15-yard line with l...

    Blog | November 08, 2008
  8. Northwestern restores reliability in the clutch

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg After a disappointing 6-6 season, Northwestern set out to restore two program pillars that had started to show cracks. 1. Winning close games 2. Performing well in the fourth quarter Last fall, Northwestern went ...

    Blog | November 03, 2008
  9. Poll: Big Ten's second-best clutch QB

    Adam Rittenberg

    I knew Braxton Miller thrived in clutch situations. I was in Ohio Stadium when Miller rallied a mediocre Ohio State team past a Wisconsin squad led by Russell Wilson and Montee Ball in a wild game as a true freshman in 2011. But I was surprised to le...

    Blog | June 12, 2014
  10. McCarron shows poise as Bama grabs lead

    Adam Rittenberg

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron just grew up a bit. Can Penn State's quarterbacks answer? McCarron, making his first career road start in a very tough environment, made several clutch throws on an 11-play, 69-yard touchdow...

    Blog | September 10, 2011
  11. Michigan State grows up in huge win

    Adam Rittenberg

    EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Don Treadwell validated himself as a play-caller and a decision-maker. Kirk Cousins validated himself as a clutch quarterback. And Michigan State validated itself as a threat in the Big Ten. Mark Dantonio must be wearing ...

    Blog | October 02, 2010
  12. Iowa sacked in crushing loss to Arizona

    Adam Rittenberg

    Three sacks in a row. How does that happen? To "Mr. Clutch" Ricky Stanzi and No. 9 Iowa, no less. Iowa reclaimed the fourth-quarter magic that had defined last year's run to the Orange Bowl championship. And then, just like that, it all went...

    Blog | September 19, 2010
  13. Indiana can't get over the hump again

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by ESPN's Adam Rittenberg AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall Indiana coach Bill Lynch saw his Hoosiers collapse yet again in the fourth quarter on Sunday. IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Iowa's clutch victories away from Kinnick...

    Blog | October 31, 2009
  14. Final: Iowa 20, Wisconsin 10

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg MADISON, Wis. -- Opportunistic defense and clutch plays on offense helped Iowa rally from another deficit to preserve its perfect record at 7-0. The Hawkeyes retained the Heartland Trophy, won in Madison for...

    Blog | October 17, 2009
  15. Clutch players to watch in the Big Ten this fall

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg AP Photo/Andy Manis P.J. Hill rushed for over 1,200 yards and 14 TDs last season. Here's a party of five not to bet against at crunch time this season: P.J. Hill, RB, Wisconsin --...

    Blog | August 01, 2008
  16. Buckeyes are now the Big Ten's clutch team

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg Some of you probably saw the headline and spilled coffee all over your pants. He must have amnesia, you're thinking. Didn't he watch the last two national title games? True, Ohio State was anything but clutch in b...

    Blog | August 01, 2008