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.”
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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