DaQuan Bohannan, the starting quarterback for Delaware Valley University, remembers the last time the Aggies lost to Muhlenberg College.
It was Nov. 17, 2018. The first round of the NCAA Division III playoffs. Cornerback Nick Sirico intercepted an errant throw from Dashawn Darden and returned it 68 yards with :36 remaining in the game. Todd Spirt's PAT gave the Mules a 20-13 advantage and the game.
"I remember it because I was going to get into my car and leave but something told me to stick around and see what was going to happen," said Bohannan, who at the time was a member of the Bloomsburg University team. "It was a tough loss. Hopefully something like that won't happen to us."
Hard-fought wins in the postseason aren't easy to forget.
"They played us well," said Nick Milne, the Mules' head coach. "I know there might be a few guys over there who remember the game."
DelVal hosts Muhlenberg this Saturday in the second round of the NCAA Division III tournament.
The past is the past. Now the Aggies have grown up. They sport the nation's top defense and can score offensively.
"We know it won't be easy but we have to put that game behind us and keep on moving. That's what we're about, playing in that next game," Bohannan said. "Right now, they are next."
What time does Muhlenberg vs. Delaware Valley start Saturday?
The game will kick off at noon.
How can I watch Muhlenberg vs. Delaware Valley?
The game will be broadcast on YouTube.com on the Delaware Valley University Athletics channel.
DELAWARE VALLEY UNIVERSITY
Head coach: Duke Greco (70-11, 7th season at Delaware Valley)
Last three seasons
9/3 at Kean, W, 57-6
9/11 MONTCLAIR STATE, W, 26-2
9/18 STEVENSON, W, 34-17
10/2 at Lycoming, W, 32-7
10/9 KINGS, W, 48-15
10/16 at FDU-Florham, W, 61-7
10/23 at Misericordia, W, 35-0
10/30 LEBANON VALLEY, W, 31-3
11/6 at Wilkes, W, 30-0
11/13 WIDENER, W, 27-0
Sr. LB Anthony Tedesco (72 tackles, 8.5 TFLs, 3 forced fumbles, fumble recovery, interception, 0.5 sacks)
Jr. DE Yusef Aladinov (44 tackles, 17 TFLs, 8.5 sacks 5 fumble recoveries, 2 forced fumbles, 5 QB hurries, 1 TD, 1 safety)
Jr. DT Anthony Nobile (43 tackles, 8 TFLs, 4.5 sacks, 3 fumble recoveries, 1 forced fumble, 1 INT, 1 TD)
Sr. CB Justin Harris (17 tackles, 1.5 TFLs, 1 INT, 1 TD, 7 PBUs)
Jr. CB Simmons (169 carries, 1,008 yards, 12 TDs, 9 receptions, 30 yards, 1 rec. TD)
So. Jamir Prevard (13 tackles, 6 INTs, 2 TDs, 6 PBUs)
Sr. QB DaQuan Bohannan (129-1689 yards, 19 TDs, 6 INTs, 62 carries, 235 yards, 9 TDs)
Sr. RB Donte Simmons (1,063 yards rushing, 14 rushing touchdowns)
So. Tahmir Barksdale (37 rec., 364 yards, 3 rec. TDs, 28 returns, 455 yards, 2 TDs).
Head coach: Nick Milne (33-5, 4th season)
Last 3 seasons
9/4 THE COLLEGE OF NEW JERSEY, W, 41-0
9/11 at Dickinson, W, 34-13
9/18 URSINUS, L, 42-35
9/25 at Coast Guard, W, 29-24
10/2 at Keystone, W, 55-35
10/16 at Alfred State, W, 28-27
10/25 DEAN, W, 45-32
10/30 at Castleton, L, 38-31
11/06 GALLUDET, W, 37-21
11/13 MARITIME (New York), W, 31-7
Michael Hnatkowsky, senior QB, the Centennial Conference offensive player of the year for the second straight season, Hnatkowsky is the all-time CC leader with 12,158 passing yards, and his 139 career touchdown passes are tied for sixth.
Michael Feaster, senior WR, named to the All-Centennial Conference first team. He has caught a school-record 87 passes for 1,068 yards.
Zach Greenberg, sophomore OT, named to the All-Centennial Conference first team.
Mitch Daniel, senior WR, the Mules' second-leading receiver with 63 catches for 878 yards and 11 touchdowns.
Tomas Jenkins, junior WR, averages 14.2 yards on his 33 receptions.
John Washington, senior CB, was named to the All-Centennial Conference first team for the second straight season.
Spencer Kirin, senior OLB, a first-team All-Centennial selection, Kirin is the Mules' leading tackler with 83 stops, including 54 solos.
Quentin Ogren, senior DE, was named to the All-Centennial first team after making a team-leading 11 tackles for loss, including 4 sacks.
Nick Sirico, senior CB, was the hero when the Mules beat Delaware Valley in the first round of the 2018 tournament, returning an interception for the winning touchdown in the final minute of regulation. He has 3 picks this season and 11 in his career.
Joshua Barnett, senior ILB, earned a spot on the All-CC second team. He is Muhlenberg's second-leading tackler with 66 tackles.
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This article originally appeared on Bucks County Courier Times: NCAA playoffs: Delaware Valley hosts Muhlenberg in second round