Ohio State defensive tackle Adolphus Washington knows what would happen if an in-state opponent were to beat the Buckeyes for the first time since 1921.

Should the Cincinnati Bearcats beat the 22nd-ranked Buckeyes on Saturday, he says there will be a lot of partying in his hometown.

A victory would rank among the biggest ever for UC, a proud program two years older than the Big Ten monolith in the heart of the state.

There is little question within the state that the Buckeyes rule, getting most of the attention, fans and most of the fans' money.

However, should the Bearcats win, it would send a seismic reaction from Lake Erie to the Ohio River and beyond.