Texas Tech will have their biggest fan in attendance for the National Championship Game as Patrick Mahomes will be there to cheer on the Red Raiders.
Patrick Mahomes better get used to Minneapolis.
Texas Tech is playing for their first national title in men’s basketball and they’ll have their good luck charm cheering them as former Red Raiders quarterback Mahomes will be there.
The Chiefs quarterback tweeted after the national semifinal win over Michigan State that he will be back in his role of unofficial Texas Tech good luck charm.
Mahomes helped put Texas Tech on the map after winning the NFL MVP last year. He was at Saturday night’s national semifinal win vs. Michigan State where he was among the loudest vocal supporters for his alma mater.
Mahomes was shown during the CBS broadcast, including flexing his guns to the camera when the Red Raiders made their run behind the sharp-shooting of Matt Mooney.
Texas Tech is undefeated in the Final Four games attended by Mahomes and now he’ll need to rest his voice and get ready to do it all over again on Monday in the National Championship Game vs. Virginia.
Chris Beard’s team enters as 1.5-point underdogs vs. Virginia but the presence of Mahomes in the crowd is the good luck charm this team needs to make history. With Mahomes there, the Red Raiders should be favored by 1-5 points. It’s a huge intangible. How does Virginia counter? Chris Long? Great guy and player, but he’s not the reigning NFL MVP.
If Mahomes addresses the team beforehand, this could turn into a route, and “One Shining Moment” will be playing while confetti falls on the heads of Texas Tech players, coaches and fans.
Mahomes will now get to enjoy two extra days in Minneapolis where the game is played at U.S. Bank Stadium, the home of the Minnesota Vikings. He has had plenty of success early in his career in NFL stadiums, and now he’ll hope to see his alma mater bring home a championship.
Who knows, it just might be Mahomes in this position next year playing for a Super Bowl with the Chiefs, and getting a boost of support from his Texas Tech family.