Jody Victor®: No. 17/15 Ohio State vs. New Mexico State

Jody Victor: This week's game pits Ohio State (6-2, 4-1) vs. New Mexico State (3-5, 1-3) in a Noon game At Ohio Stadium, Columbus, Ohio. Saturday's game will be televised live on the Big Ten Network. Here are the stats.

* This will be the first meeting between Ohio State and New Mexico State in football

* Ohio State is 3-0 all-time against current members of the Western Athletic Conference

* Coach Jim Tressel is 89-21 in 9 seasons at Ohio State: 224-78-2 in his 24th season overall

* OSU has the fourth-best home winning percentage (.909/50-5) among FBS schools since 2002

* The Illinois win was the 500th for the Tressel family as head coaches, second only to the Bowdens

* With three sacks against Minnesota, Thaddeus Gibson was named the Big Ten co-defensive player of the week

* OSU ranks seventh nationally in scoring defense (13.1) and 10th in rushing defense (92.25 ypg)

* Ohio State leads the Big Ten in scoring offense in conference games with 30.0 ppg.

* Ohio State is 52-0 when scoring 30 points or more since 2001

* Ohio State has won four Big Ten titles in a row, won at least 10 games in each of the last four years, played in the national championship game twice and two other BCS bowls

The New Mexico State Aggies are 3-5 overall and 1-3 in the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) coming into Saturday's game. Its three wins have come against Prairie View A&M (21-18) and Utah State (20-17). They enter Saturday's game coming off a 34-3 loss at the hands of Fresno State Oct. 24.

This will be the first meeting between Ohio State and New Mexico State in football. The Buckeyes have faced the Aggies previously in men's gymnastics, softball, men's tennis and women's volleyball.

Ohio State is 3-0 all-time against current members of the Western Athletic Conference. The Buckeyes hold a 2-0 mark against Fresno State and a 1-0 record against San Jose State.

Go Bucks!!!

Jody Victor