The Aggies enter Ohio Stadium with three victories, all by three points.
Ohio State ranks seventh in the nation in scoring defense.
Ohio State allows 13.1 points per game. New Mexico State scores 13.2.
No. 11 on the Aggie roster is Trevor Walls, the only member of the team from Ohio. A redshirt freshman from Waverly, Walls splits time at quarterback with Jeff Fleming. So far this season, Walls has completed 45 of 87 passes for 339 yards with two touchdowns and five interceptions.
The Buckeyes have played 26 nonconference home games under Jim Tressel. They are 24-2 in those games with the losses to No. 2 Texas and No. 3 USC. The last time Ohio State lost at home to an unranked nonconference team was a 34-17 loss to Florida State in 1982.
The highest national ranking for the Aggies is 28th in pass defense (182.9 yards per game allowed).
Ohio State averages 30.0 points per game during Big Ten play, best in the conference.
Saturday members of the 1974 Big Ten champion Buckeye football team will return to Columbus for the 35th anniversary of their title.
Ohio State is 52-0 since 2001 when scoring at least 30 points in a game.
Running back Seth Smith lead New Mexico State in rushing and total offense at 87.9 yards per game.
New Mexico State ranks 119th of 120 NCAA Division I-A teams in scoring offense (13.3 points per game) and tackles for loss (3.4 per game).
The Aggies rank 120th in total offense (254.3 yards per game) and passing efficiency (84.5).
Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor leads the team with 471 yards rushing on the year.