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.