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University of Houston looks to get a jump-start on offense against South Florida

Less than four minutes into the season opener, Mulbah Car found the end zone on a 5-yard run.

Four games later, it remains the only first-quarter offensive touchdown scored by the University of Houston this season.

Slow starts continue to puzzle the Cougars heading into Saturday’s 2:30 p.m. game against South Florida at TDECU Stadium.

“I’ll keep talking about starting fast,” coach Dana Holgorsen said. “I’ll keep talking about settling in. I’ll keep talking about preparation and having a good week of practice.”

On Texas Sports Nation: What you need to know for UH vs. USF

A lack of early rhythm has caused UH to trail after the first quarter in every game this season. Through five games, the Cougars have scored 13 points in the opening quarter — the only other touchdown was on a fumble return by linebacker Grant Stuard.

The lack of offense has put the Cougars

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A Jump-Start on College


Bard Early Colleges

The Bard Early Colleges are founded on the belief that many high-school-age students are eager and ready for the intellectual challenges of a college education. The Bard Early Colleges provide adolescents with a rigorous, credit-bearing, tuition-free college course of study in the liberal arts and sciences following the 9th and 10th grades.

Bard Early Colleges by the Numbers

44%
44%

First-generation college students

68%
68%

Students eligible for Pell Grants

8
8

Bard Early Colleges across five states

Over 90%
Over 90%

Six-year BA degree graduation rate

2,818
2,818

AA degrees awarded since 2003

83%
83%

Associate’s degree attainment rate

97%
97%

High school graduation rate with at least one year of college credit

2,850
2,850

Total enrollment across seven campuses

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