The Oregon St. Beavers and the Washington St. Cougars concluded what appears to be a semi-successful contest between two Northwest rivals. The difference was that the game was contested in Seattle in the Seahawks stadium at CenturyLink Field instead of in Pullman and was counted as a home contest for Washington State.
Could something similar happen with the Oregon Ducks? Chip Kelly speculates as much to Lindsay Schnell of the Oregonian.
"The whole deal that was presented to me was that we don’t play at home, we’d always play in Seattle," Kelly said. "I don’t want to trade a game at Autzen Stadium. If they want to move a game, that doesn’t bother me.
"The one proposal I heard was that we got to Seattle every year: we don’t go to Pullman, but we don’t come back to Eugene, either, and I’m not in favor of that. I love playing in front of our hometown fans."
It make sense for Washington State try to play in a place like Oregon. It's a marquee game and you'll get the chance to fill it up with as many Cougars as possible. Martin Stadium, while charming, isn't quite an intimidating road environment, and playing the Ducks in Seattle could provide them with additional advantages.
It would also make sense for Oregon to stand their ground on this subject. The Ducks giving up a home game in Autzen to play in what would probably be a neutral site for them in Seattle wouldn't make a lot of sense, considering how formidable their team is at home. Oregon enjoys significant advantages that Washington State cannot quite enjoy in their stadium, and it makes sense for the Ducks