Tech will have a winning home record
There is no way to deny that Tech has a brutal seven-game home slate this year. Regardless, Mcguire and his team will figure out a way to have a winning mark at Jones Stadium.
We can go ahead and assume that the opener against Murray State will go Tech’s way. The same goes for November’s visit from Kansas. If Tech drops either of those two games, the season will almost certainly be a disaster.
We should also feel good about Tech’s chances of beating West Virginia in Lubbock. The Red Raiders have a three-game winning streak going against the Mountaineers and the boys from Morgantown are not expected to be a serious factor in the Big 12 this year.
That means that Tech would need two more wins from the group of games that includes Houston, Texas, Baylor, and Oklahoma. For what it’s worth, give me wins over the Cougars and the Horns to get to five home wins.
Winning in Lubbock has been something that Tech has not done with enough regularity in recent years. Last season, the Red Raiders went 3-3 at home but two of those wins came against Stephen F. Austin and Florida International. The year prior, Tech did manage to go 4-2 at Jones Stadium but three of those wins came over teams with losing records on the season.
For Tech football to get back to being what it once was, the Jones needs to be a place opposing teams fear once more. That process begins this year at Tech puts forth a winning season despite having a very tough home slate of games.