3 Home games that are crucial wins Kansas State football needs to secure in 2024

Kansas State needs to protect their house if they want their dreams of a Big 12 title to come true.
Nov 11, 2023; Manhattan, Kansas, USA; Kansas State Wildcats running back Treshaun Ward (9) runs away from Baylor Bears defensive lineman TJ Franklin (9) during the fourth quarter at Bill Snyder Family Football Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Scott Sewell-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 11, 2023; Manhattan, Kansas, USA; Kansas State Wildcats running back Treshaun Ward (9) runs away from Baylor Bears defensive lineman TJ Franklin (9) during the fourth quarter at Bill Snyder Family Football Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Scott Sewell-USA TODAY Sports / Scott Sewell-USA TODAY Sports
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Bill Snyder Family Stadium is a sacred place to many Kansas State fans. Wildcats fans do not like it when another team comes in and tries to think the place is their own.

Winning home games is a vital part of each season because if you can't win at home, it is even harder to win on the road when the crowd is against you.

So we already looked at which road games were crucial wins for the Wildcats, but which 2024 home games are must-win matchups?

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Even though this game will not count as a Big 12 matchup with both teams now in the same conference, this is still a very important game. This will be K-State's last non-conference game before they start conference play on the road against BYU.

Unfortunately for Kansas State, they have faced Arizona six times and only won once. This is a big matchup especially with both teams now vying for a Big 12 title, so a win this early in the season could be a big factor at the end of the season.

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This very well might be the biggest game of the season for Kansas State as Oklahoma State is one of the biggest rivals to a Big 12 title for the Wildcats. The good news is that the Wildcats get to play this game at home with the crowd on their side.

The bad news is that Oklahoma State won last year's matchup because the Wildcats struggled to stop the run with Ollie Gordon II and he is making his return yet again this season. It could come down to this game and the winner could determine who gets to go to the Big 12 Championship, making it extremely important.

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This game is important every year because who wants to lose to their rival. However, it has become more important in recent years with how much Kansas has improved.

The Wildcats are currently riding a 15-game win streak over the Jayhawks and they would not like to see that come to an end anytime soon. This is also an important game because it is bad enough to lose to a rival, but to do so in your own house is unforgivable.

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