Three toss-up home games Texas Tech football needs to win to have a big 2024

These Texas Tech football home games could go either way and could determine if 2024 is a breakout year for the program.
Construction continues in Jones AT&T Stadium, Thursday, Feb. 8, 2024.
Construction continues in Jones AT&T Stadium, Thursday, Feb. 8, 2024. / Annie Rice/Avalanche-Journal / USA TODAY
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Texas Tech vs. West Virginia: November 30

No one knows where Tech will be when the final home game of the year arrives but most reasonable projections should have that game meaning something for the Red Raiders. Few people expect Tech to bottom out in 2024 and be out of postseason contention by the time West Virginia comes to Lubbock on November 30 so that game could have massive ramifications on Tech's bowl fate.

What's more, both Tech and West Virginia believe that they could compete for a Big 12 Championship Game spot. The Mountaineers were 9-4 last season and they return almost all of their key players in 2024, especially on offense.

QB Garrett Greene isn't a household name, yet. However, some metrics have him as the best returning QB in the Big 12. Last year, he threw for 2,406 yards and 16 TD with only four picks. Also, he ran for 772 yards and 14 more scores.

WVU has lost its last two games in Lubbock. However, prior to that, the Mountaineers won three games in a row at Jones Stadium. This year, their visit to Lubbock on the Saturday after Thanksgiving will close out the regular season and if both teams play up to their potential, it could be a pivotal game in the Big 12 race.