A-back Qua Searcy surmised perhaps the 12:30 p.m. start was a factor.
“I don’t think it’ll happen again, especially the outcome of what happened last weekend,” he said. “I think from now on, we’ll definitely be ready.”
Quarterback TaQuon Marshall said he noticed that pregame warmups were not crisp. But he didn’t think it correlated to the slow start. He recalled how he was nervous and mistake-prone before his first start, against Tennessee in the 2017 season opener, but was fine once the game started.
“I just think we had a slow start this past weekend,” he said.