In anticipation of tomorrow's battle against LSU, we consulted Rasputin, our staff soothsayer, to get his forecast for the game. A Russian immigrant who claims to be hundreds of years old and who sleeps every night in a chamber of pure oxygen, he has been a rabid Razorbacks football fan since the program's debut in 1894.
Therefore, it brings him no pleasure to make the prediction below. Make no mistake: no one hopes Rasputin is wrong more than Rapsutin himself. Armed with several cases of weapons-grade Russian vodka, he will be parked in front of the TV set, madly cheering on the Hogs. But as a registered soothsayer, he is bound by a strict code of ethics and cannot lie about the vision revealed to him.
Here is his prognostication:
"And so our spirited warriors' regular-season journey finds itself at a end. And what a place for that journey to come to a close. As one who traffics in the worlds of mysticism, voodoo and ghosts, I know the Cajun country well. And I know that it is a place of dark and evil forces - ones that will eventually consume the young Piggies on Saturday evening.
I foresee a vigorous and spirited battle, one full of - just like the season itself- soaring highs and crushing lows. In the end, though, darkness shall prevail: the mighty warriors of LSU - 31, the mighty warriors of Arkansas - 28.
Oh the agony that such a prediction causes me. Oh howest I wish that I shall be in error. Therefore, let me say to the young warriors of Arkansas, "Strong is LSU. But mind what you have learned - save you it can."
Well, that's enough from Rasputin. Let's hear from you, both in the poll and in the comments thread.
Who will win Saturday night's game?
Arkansas (116 votes)
LSU (29 votes)
145 total votes