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something unconventional. some kickers will try to do a misdirection, fake to one side, kick to the other. sometimes they will try to dribble it up the middle and recover it themselves. but either way, he is going to be looking for that one big hop that allows whatever designated player it is on either side of the field to go up and recover the football. >> joe: colorado holding its collective breath. andy phillips. not a very good one. recovered by ento at the 41. but here's the thing, colorado has not been able to move the ball in the second half, and utah has three timeouts left. >> brady: is still plenty of time, and here's another look. this is kind of a worm burner.
that thing never really got more than a foot off the ground. made it easy on ento to track that thing down. but you are right, three timeouts left. although utah needs a touchdown, and based on where the ball is at now, if they were to get a stop, they would have to work down the field fast because they won't have any left and there is going to be a lot of space to move. >> joe: here is phillip lindsay with a big hole and a nice first down run for six. first timeout, taking by kyle whittingham, 1:29. >> joe: mike macintyre holding his team can get one more first down, and then a chance to run this clock out. fourth season here at colorado. a coaches son, his dad, george, more than 30 years as a coach,
passed away this january after a 20 year battle with multiple sclerosis. mike macintyre learned so much from his dad. he played for his dad for a short period of time at vanderbilt, one of the programs that his father turned around, like he has turned around san jose state, and now the colorado program. still carries a coin with him that commemorates his dad's coach of the year honor. it is in his pocket right now. on second and fourth, it is lindsay again. plowing forward! and spotted right at the marker. >> brady: credit jeromy irwin. the left tackle was the player to come in and get phillip lindsay the extra burst. that's not a very favorable spo spot. as you see lindsay bounce off the utah defense, and irwin gave
him another little child. that is 100% legal. you can push, you just can't pull, a ballcarrier. >> joe: will it to move the chains, or will it be third down and short? third and a couple of inches. >> brady: the last couple snaps we have seen colorado play from under center. typically in the scenario you see sefo liufau become part of the run game. of the guy who really wants the ball in his hands at the end of the game. but we showed it earlier in the broadcast, 70% of the time his carries come when they are tied
or up or trailing by one. basically when the game is on the line, the coaching staff and sefo liufau wants the ball in his hands on the running game. >> joe: there is a reason for that. mike macintyre says this guy is one of the most mature kids he's ever been around. toughest quarterback he has ever coached. from a military family. his dad, joe, is in the u.s. army. it included a couple of years where he was stationed in colorado when he became a buffs fan, and now he is watching his son in his fourth year as a starter at quarterback, and 1:23 from leaving them from a three-year stretch where they went 2-25 in conference play to an 8-1 regular-season conference record and a date with washington in the championship game. >> brady: end it all starts up front with the center, alex kelley. , sr., here on senior night, he is going to be the guy that helps try to get the surge through the colorado offensive line.
>> joe: third down and inches. he turns and hands to lindsay. bouncing, first down! >> brady: he probably could have gotten more. but oh, well, coached team, and a wise play by phillip lindsay to get the first first down, sn bounds, and get down. >> joe: utah saving that last timeout to wind down to one minute. all but the details in the final seconds now. victory formation. it has been a long time since it has meant this much for the buffs.
>> joe: and kyle whittingham just now uses the third and final timeout. you know, the last time somebody other than stanford or oregon won the pac-12 championship game, eight years ago when pete carroll's trojans did it. it will be somebody new this year. it will be either washington or colorado. >> brady: and the team most affected by colorado winning tonight is usc. they had that tiebreaker, they needed utah to give them some help. but it is colorado. they win the pac-12 south. what a turnaround for this team, and what a turnaround for mike macintyre and his crew. >> joe: 5-40 in their first five years in the conference.
5-40. picked to finish dead last again this year. they will go 8-1 in conference play. and tonight they will match their win total from the previous three years combined. and they will have two more opportunities at a pac-12 championship game. at least two more opportunities, may be in a bowl game, who knows, maybe in a semifinal. >> brady: and at the end of the day, their offense played well enough to win, but it is their defense. that has been the biggest thing about the turnaround for this team. their defense and their defensive coordinator jim levitt, the attitude that he has brought, the ability for the senior class in particular, the guys who persevered and went through all that adversity the last couple of years to really step up and make stops and put pressure on opponents. >> joe: and the clock
malfunctions here. all the way back up to 44. mike macintyre is trying to figure out what is going on. now they run it, they will have to snap it again. the play clock is about four seconds ahead of the game clock. that's it. mike macintyre told us they had elevated the program to "good" over the first couple of months of the season. in november, they could elevate it to "great." a perfect month of november. i pac-12 south division title, and a trip to the pac-12 championship game to take on washington on friday. [crowd cheering]
>> joe: worth every last dollar of that $100,000 fine they will get for storming the field. >> brady: the games in november are the ones you remember. you will never forget this win tonight. >> joe: somewhere down there in that mess, jenny taft's with sefo liufau. >> jenny: well, the rise is for real in boulder tonight. what does this mean to see how hard your work team has worked to go from worst to first? how proud are you? >> it means the world to me. i'm so proud of this team. i didn't play very well tonight, my teammates picked me up, they picked up the slack, and so we are just very grateful to be in the position we are in, a great team effort tonight. a >> jenny: coach mcintyre knew that this team was special this year, what can you say about the way he turned this program around? >> he has definitely helped us, he has been with us all for years, he has pushed us to do things we didn't want to do, and we are very grateful for that. we are going to keep playing.
we have a very important game coming up, but we are think both for how hard he pushed us. >> jenny: wanted to play in front of a sold-out folsom field, how important was this? >> unreal. i just really appreciate it. the guys appreciate it, everything they have done for us, at home especially, we don't lose out folsom field, and i'm happy for these fans. >> jenny: last thing from me, washington next week, you've got the championship game, how do you lead the offense? >> we can't be any worse than this week. i didn't play my best. we will look at the mistakes we made and we will make sure we bring our a game for washington. they are very good on defense, all around, so we have to play well. we have to come out offensively ready to go. >> jenny: we will see you there, go enjoy this, thank you. >> joe: all right, a few years ago they were playing in front of 20,000 and losing every week. in front of a sold-out crowd tonight they clinch a south division title and a trip to
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>> joe: what a scene. and really at this point, as colorado heads to the pac-12 championship game, it will be rose bowl at worst, because of washington wednesday go to the playoff you, you would assume. colorado would fill the pac-12 spot in the rose bowl, but if colorado wins the pac-12 championship game, what are their chances? >> i think emma shot. it looked, alabama is most likely going to win the sec, they are undefeated. you look at clemson, they have one loss, they will win the acc. but there's two spots, between eight to lost big ten champion, a two loss big 12 champion, and essentially a colorado win, may be a two loss pac-12 chamfered and you've got to look at the schedule and say they be washington state who is a top 25, utah is a top 25, stanford is a top 25, and washington, who is in the top ten. so at that point in time you would have to think that their resume compares very, very bubbly versus a big 122 loss, and even penn state or wisconsin, you're looking at those two. i think they've got a real strong opportunity of getting
in, it just comes down to how the committee is going to weigh the conference champion versus a very, very good one-loss team in ohio state, who will not have a conference championship next to its name. >> joe: i have a feeling we will be talking about this plenty over the next week. >> brady: i think so, too. >> joe: can't wait for friday to start the championship weekend on fox, the pac-12 championship game, washington against colorado, coverage starting at 8:00 eastern. and then on saturday, penn state-wisconsin for the big ten championship. all finished from here in boulder. utah by no means laid down after the disappointing game last week. they gave colorado all he could handle, but ultimately liufau and the buffs win the south division title and head to the pac-12 championship game to face off with washington. for jenny taft, brady quinn, and the rest of our crew, a shout out to barry allen, we hope he gets well soon, and can't wait till he joins us next week.
of this. >> tonight many people are celebrating the death of former cuban dictator fidel castroment good evening, i'm dawn timoney. while some people are rejoicing, others remain guards today see what change if any castro's death will have on the island. fox's phil keating has more from little havana. >> celebrations ripple across the world as news spreads of the death of former human -- cuban president fidel castro. however, stark contrast to what's being celebrated in paris they held vigil to honor the leader, castro supporters left messages on the gates of the cuban embassy. >> many people consider him a saint and others as a tyrant. depends on each person's opinion. the public opinion is very divided, i think. >> fidel castro came into power in 1959, after leading a rebel arm toy victory. as the country's ruler he embraced soviet style communism, and defied the power of ten american presidents, during his half century in power. for many families of people
who lived under his regime, the news is cause for celebration, not for his life, but for his death. >> honestly, me reaction was joy for my grand parents, they taught us to all of the pains and the struggles that they went through, through their life, and how fidel castro symbolized all of that pain. so, his death, in essence, is, you know, symbol of the death of probably arresting or an ending to the pain. >> it is sad to celebrate the death after person. but he was so destructive in his path, you know, it is a relief. it is a relief. it is sad to say but that's how we feel. and it is the beginning after new time. >> castro opponents have a rail planned for next week in an effort to pressure the cuban government to bring about change. >> being able to be in the street, and wave the cuban flag, wave the american flag, you know, that shows what we have in this country. should never take it for granted. >> miami fully expected a celebration here in little
havana will go on for days. in miami, phil keating, fox news. >> president-elect donald trump today responding to news of castro's death. he used his go to platform for communication, twitter. the president-elect tweeting simply fidel castro is dead. with a exclamation point. president-elect trump did release longer message on castro's passing, he colds him quota brutal dictator. you will remember that president obama restored diplomatic ties with cuba in 2014, opening up travel. but on the campaign trail donald trump promised to reverse all of that. meanwhile, president owe boom a today striking a more diplomatic tone boy saying history will judge the enormous impact of the singular figure and offering his condolances to the castro family. >> a former philadelphia city leader sees hope for a brighter future in cuba. rich, the city's managing director under mayor michael nutter. killings parents fled cuba, his father was assassinated.
fox 29's brad sat end sat down with him for his take on fidel castro's death. >> to have such a terrible dictator rule for so long with real a iron fist over 11 million people, it is a great day in history. >> fidel castro's nearly 50 year rule isn't just something for the history books. his dictatorship was real life for rich negrnin and his family, witnessed the assassination every his murder. >> my dad negotiated for the release of 3,000 of them. as result, he was targeted by a radical cuban terrorist group called owe mega seven which targeted him for assassination as a result, and he was killed when i was 13 for his beliefs. >> rich's grandmother lives in new jersey, when he heard the news every castro's death, he was quick to give her a call. >> ninety-two, and she was incredibly happen that i she outlived fidel castro, just to show you how hot the passion still burn amongst many cuban americans. the fact that she could take a
breath today, and he was no longer alive and breathing, gave her great great joy. >> the question now is what is ahead. fidel castro's brother now rules, but at age 85, roll roll cast -- raul castro still planning to step down. >> takes a step, starts to look at real reform over time, having the united states put the carrot out there around the economy, and even reducing the embarrassing more and more, as we have reforms, is where we need to go. that's not going to happen overnight. but the steps are there. the president going therefore the first time, and now fidel castro kind of between the old guard passing away, it is a good start. >> you're optimistic? >> i'm very optimistic. >> optimist ache future free press and open internet could be the seeds in cuba to sprout democracy n east falls, brad sattin, "fox 29 news". >> of course we'll continue to follow any developments with fidel castro's death and also reaction from around the world. look for updates on fox29.com
right there on our home page. >> developing tonight, just when you thought it was all over, some election news to tell you about. hillary clinton's campaign announcing today that it is going to take part in an effort to recount votes in key swing states including pennsylvania. michael lie as, one of campaign council made the announcement today on medium. said the campaign is joining green party presidential can't date jill stein. she has raised nearly $6 million, to prompt a vote recount in wisconsin, michigan, pennsylvania. today al lie as said it is a quote funds meant a.m. principal of our democracy ensure that every vote is properly counted. we will have full look at efforts to recount those coming up a little later in the newscast. >> to your fox 29 weather authority, it was feeling a lot more like the season for people planning to visit the christmas village tonight. but that chill in the air, well, it is not sticking around for too long. for more on the forecast, let's check in with meteorologist, monica. >> what we will see is next
week. the new work week. temperatures are really going to be on the rise, it will be interesting to feel the difference, but for tonight, it is definately going to be chilly one specially when we factor in some of that wind. here we are looking at the temperatures, 40 degrees, in philadelphia, already. temperatures will continue to drop through the overnight, 35 in pottstown, oh, 37 in allentown, 40 degrees for those of just atlantic city and over night like i was saying the city will be dropping to 37 degrees, but the suburbs even cooler than that thinking some areas near freezing. now, skies are going to be clearing. that real does help to allow the temperatures to drop through the overnight. but what's picking up are those winds. tonight, out of the northwest, 10 miles per hour, that northwesterly winds is what's really chilly. so we make it feel even colder than it actually s we have 39 by 8:00 a.m. tomorrow, a lot of sunshine to look forward to. and 48 degrees by noontime. thinking we top out today into the low 50's, and that's about as high as we go, but we have some sunshine coming up in a look at the full forecast, talking about temperatures
continuing to climb, as well as those rain chances, stick around. >> thank you, monica. a big night for penn state tonight, as they fight for a spot in the big ten championship. the nittany lions headed into the week with high hopes of going to indianapolis, for the conference championship. but they needed some help from other teams, so did they death it? sean brace live in the studio with the answer, sean? >> well, dawn, today's game versus michigan state about as big as it gets forehead coach franklin and company. went over spattery, ohio state victory over michigan, penn state playing for the big ten championship. but of course, all eyes were on the early game first. number two, ohio state, at home, taking on number three michigan there is was a bat thal needed double over time, michigan up by three, ohio state looking for seven, hand off to samuel, gets the edge, walk off winner 30 to 27. the table was set for penn state, let's head to up happy valley, and see if it was all fun and games up there. the spot, playing for spot
next week's big ten championship game, penn state trailed at half. different penn state quad from earlier this season. shear penn state quarterback, stepping up, and hitting mike, for the 45-yard touchdown pass, and with 17 to 23, 376, four touchdowns, penn state wins big, 45 to 12. here's head coach franklin deciding this win as very humbling moment. >> i just want to thank everybody, humbled, humbled, for this night. humbled for the type of support we get. so thankful for the guys in the lockerroom. it is to has been special. i think this team, you know, the connection, and the bonds that they have for one another, we've over achieved, and we keep over achieving. and, you know, we want to continue to do that. >> once again, penn state wisconsin next saturday night right here on fox 29. also, a lot like penn state, temple was playing for a spot in their conference championship game. we'll have all of the highlights and breakdown later in sports. dawn? >> all right, we will see you then. a woman is thankful to be
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