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Rasputin Unveils His Georgia Game Prediction. What's Yours?


In anticipation of tomorrow night's battle against Georgia, we decided to consult 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, Rasputin has been a rabid Razorbacks football fan since the program's debut in 1894 under head coach John C. Futrall.

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 high-octane Russian vodka, he will be parked in front of the TV set tomorrow, 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 produced by days of chanting, praying, consuming peyote and examining animal entrails (quick aside: anyone know a lawyer who specializes in defending against PETA lawsuits?). Here is his prognostication:

"Offense, offense - I foresee the spirited warriors of Arkansas producing plenty of offense. But of the Razorbacks' prowess on defense and special teams, of this I remain skeptical. The pig-emblazoned warriors shall carry a slim lead for much of the game, causing great excitement and anticipation among those who shower affection on the Hogs.

Alas, alas - the night shall end in heartache, as the mighty warriors of Georgia exploit a spirited but inadequate Arkansas defense for a last-minute journey into the zone that marks the end of the field. The mighty warriors of Georgia - 38, the mighty warriors of Arkansas - 35."

Well, we've heard from Rasputin. Let's hear from you: