A PAIR OF BIG SKY CONFERENCE FOOTBALL TEAMS OPENED THEIR SEASONS, THURSDAY NIGHT -- VISITING A PAIR OF PAC-12 SCHOOLS -- AND BOTH SUFFERED CRUSHING LOSSES.

FOR FOOTBALL FANS IN OUR STATE, THAT CREATED A "GOOD NEWS-BAD NEWS" NIGHT.

AT THE U-OF-U, THE UTES HAD LITTLE TROUBLE HANDING IDAHO STATE ITS 45TH CONSECUTIVE ROAD LOSS, WINNING 56-14.

MEANTIME, DOWN AT ARIZONA STATE, THE WEBER STATE WILDCATS ALSO SCORED ONLY TWO TOUCHDOWNS, FALLING 45-14.

FRIDAY NIGHT, IT'S BYU'S TURN TO OPEN THEIR SEASON, AT CONNECTICUT.

AND SUNDAY, THE LAST OF UTAH'S BIG 4 -- UTAH STATE -- OPENS THEIR YEAR, AT TENNESSEE.