In anticipation of tomorrow's battle against Eastern Michigan, 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.
Things have been tough for Rasputin here lately. Not only was he emotionally devastated by the Ole Miss loss, but the game almost marked the first time all season that Rasputin incorrectly predicted the outcome of a Razorback contest. The ensuing audit of his forecasting methods by the International Association of Soothsayers has done nothing to brighten his mood. It should go without saying that Rasputin's week has been marked by heavy vodka consumption and seemingly endless sobbing fits. Here's his forecast for tomorrow's game:
"Victory. I foresee victory. Against an opponent so crappy, that is a statement with a paucity of boldness. I grant thee that.
On the day of Halloween, the Hogs shall chase away some of the evil spirits that have plagued this team in recent weeks. Revitalized and ready to take on the mighty warriors of South Carolina, they will emerge.
The mighty warriors of Arkansas 52, the mighty warriors of Eastern Michigan 13."
Well, that's enough from Rasputin. Let's hear from you, both in the poll and in the comments thread.