Greg McElroy explained what the difference maker will be for Wisconsin’s road matchup with Washington State. McElroy believes the defense will be the deciding factor.

McElroy stated that he’ll be leaning towards the Badgers, but it’ll be close. It should be a tough matchup in Pullman.

“I lean Wisconsin, but I lean them close,” McElroy said. “I think they’re going to have their ears pinned back and they’re going to be coming off really, really hard. Wisconsin defensively will ultimately be the difference in this game.”

Washington State is coming off of a dominant 50-24 win over Colorado State in the season opener.

The Cougars won’t lay down that easily, especially in front of their home crowd.

Kickoff from Martin Stadium will be at 4:30 p.m. PT on ABC.