Billy Napier had a lot of respect for South Florida after the Gators escaped with a 31-28 win on Saturday.

Napier said that he has a ton of respect for what Jeff Scott is building at USF.

“We made it hard, but a lot of that had to do with South Florida,” Napier said.

Thanks to Trevor Etienne’s late touchdown, the Gators prevailed in part because USF botched a 48-yard field goal attempt with 23 seconds remaining that could have setup overtime.

Napier spoke about Anthony Richardson’s interceptions, and said the decision near the goal line has to be executed better, and it’s part of Richardson’s growth as a player.