New Hampshire Football Report

Saint Anselm drops opener

MILLERSVILLE, Pa. – The Saint Anselm College football team suffered its first loss of the 2023 season after falling by a final score of 33-7 to Millersville University at Biemesderfer Stadium on Thursday night.


Score: Millersville 33, Saint Anselm 7
Records: Saint Anselm (0-1); Millersville (1-0)
Location: Millersville, Pa. (Chyrst Field at Biemesderfer Stadium)
Date: Thursday, August 31, 2023
Attendance: 3,342


  • Junior Najei Snyder (Deltona, Fla.) produced a 25-yard kickoff return to start the game for the Hawks. Starting under-center for Saint Anselm was junior quarterback Anthony Santino (Woodbridge, N.J.), completing his first two passes for a total of 12 yards on the opening drive. The Hawks defense held the Marauders to just one first down throughout the first quarter.
  • Early in the second quarter, the Hawks had 1st-and-10 on the Millersville 21 yard-line and advanced the ball downfield thanks to an 11-yard pass from Santino to junior receiver Carson Goda (Bradenton, Fla.). The following play, fifth-year runningback Vincent Wagner (Staten Island, N.Y.) carried the ball 10 yards for a touchdown to give Saint Anselm a 7-0 lead at 13:08. The Marauders responded on their third possession of the quarter, converting on 3rd-and-4 on the Hawks-19 on a rush up the middle. Saint Anselm held a one-point advantage after Millersville missed the extra point to make it 7-6.
  • Millersville quickly regained possession after a Santino pass was picked off by Gus Ross and returned eight yards to the Saint Anselm-26. The Marauders capitalized on the next play with a 26-yard touchdown pass to put Millersville ahead. Junior Austin Spille (Austin, Texas) blocked the extra point to keep the score at 12-7 heading into halftime.
  • Midway through the third quarter, Millersville struck again after marching down the field to the Saint Anselm 12 yard-line. Robert Footman Jr. rushed down the middle to the Hawks’ end zone and scored a two-point conversion to give Millersville a 20-7 advantage. The Marauders scored two more touchdowns in the fourth quarter to end the game with a final score of 33-7.


  • Millersville held a 334-207 advantage in total yards of offense.
  • The Hawks won the passing battle, totaling 191 yards on 31 completions while the Marauder’s defense recorded one interception.
  • Saint Anselm recorded a 32:34 time of possession in comparison to Millersville’s 22:44.

This marked the second meeting between these programs on the gridiron, with the Hawks coming away with a 28-10 home win last season.


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