Today’s Final Jeopardy – October 3, 2017

Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category 20th Century World Leaders) for Tuesday, October 3, 2017 (Season 34, Episode 17):

He said, “Never again shall it be that this beautiful land will again experience the oppression of one by another”

(correct response beneath the contestants)

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Today’s contestants:

Ryan Hughey, a student from Indianapolis, Indiana
Ryan Hughey on Jeopardy!
Amy Servat, an English teacher from Houston, Texas
Amy Servat on Jeopardy!
Austin Rogers, a bartender from New York, New York (5-day total: $188,700)
Austin Rogers on Jeopardy!


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Who is Nelson Mandela?


Nelson Mandela said those words in his inaugural address in Pretoria, South Africa in May 1994. The entire line was:

Never, never and never again shall it be that this beautiful land will again experience the oppression of one by another and suffer the indignity of being the skunk of the world.

You can find the entire text of the speech at the University of Pennsylvania’s African Studies Center.

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Scores going into Final:
Austin $35,000
Amy $18,600
Ryan -$200

Final results:
Ryan -$200
Amy $18,600 – $18,600 = $0 (Who is Churchill?)
Austin $35,000 + $34,000 = $69,000 (6-day total: $257,700)

Austin Rogers, winner of the October 3, 2017 game of Jeopardy!

Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Austin $7,600
Amy $5,400
Ryan $2,200


Opening break taken after: 15 clues

Daily Double locations:
1) SILENT LETTER VOCABULARY $800 (20th pick)
Austin 3000 +3000 (Amy 3400 Ryan 400)
Austin 12400 +6400 (Amy 13800 Ryan 4200)
3) VENUS $1600 (23rd pick)
Austin 22400 +5400 (Amy 17400 Ryan 2600)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 176

Unplayed clues:
J! round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total $ Left On Board: $0

Game Stats:
Austin $23,800 Coryat, 24 correct, 0 incorrect, 31.58% in first on buzzer
Amy $18,600 Coryat, 22 correct, 1 incorrect, 36.84% in first on buzzer
Ryan -$200 Coryat, 10 correct, 6 incorrect, 28.07% in first on buzzer
Combined Coryat Score: $42,200
Lach Trash: $4,800 (on 4 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $7,000

Austin Rogers, stats to date:
158 correct
17 incorrect
12/13 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $74,100)
6/6 in Final Jeopardy
43.07% in first on buzzer (143/332)
Average Coryat: $18,767

Austin Rogers, to win:
7 games: 90.33%
8: 81.59%
9: 73.70%
10: 66.58%
11: 60.14%
Avg. streak: 15.341 games.
(Note: This model has been adjusted to take pre-Final Jeopardy! score into account instead of Coryat Score.)


  • Austin’s single-game total of $69,000 is the third-highest of all time, after Roger Craig’s $77,000 on September 14, 2010 and Ken Jennings’ $75,000 on July 23, 2004.
  • Combined with his win yesterday of $65,600, Austin has earned $134,600 over his last two wins; this an all-time record earning for back-to-back wins.
  • Austin’s 6-day total of $257,700 is the highest of all time of any player through 6 games, surpassing Roger Craig’s $230,200.
  • $34,000 is, to the best of my knowledge, the largest Final Jeopardy! wager in the history of the show.

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15 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – October 3, 2017"

  1. Frank Smith | October 3, 2017 at 12:17 pm |

    Austin Rogers has almost as much money in 6 games as Seth Wilson won in 12! He is one heck of a champion. I’m glad he didn’t say Churchill (I would’ve), because he would’ve won less than 2nd place’s consolation prize.

  2. All I can say is OMG!!!

  3. Kelly Lasiter | October 3, 2017 at 2:46 pm |


  4. john blahuta | October 3, 2017 at 3:23 pm |

    UNREAL ! All 3 DD correct, FJ correct (the only one again), almost bet the house at FJ…..I wish I knew what Austin is eating or drinking if that has anything to do with it! In any case: Congratulations!! If anyone can break Ken’s record, it’s Austin.

    • freddie leonard | October 3, 2017 at 4:45 pm |

      WOW!! 6/6 in FJ. Would like to see a matchup between Austin, Matt Jackson and Seth Wilson.

      • Rallan Thorn | October 3, 2017 at 9:23 pm |

        Don’t forget Alex Jacob. Alex and Matt were always my favorite male players. Julia is my favorite female. I love Matt because he is so intense (and adorable), and Alex because he always acted like he wasn’t sure of the answer when he bet a lot in the daily double. Austin does the same thing. When he bets a lot on the daily double he sighs and waits until the last second to blurt out the answer. Jeopardy is really good these last six days.

  5. Oh man…Austin continues to roll the wave. If Amy had got that right, and Austin didn’t, that would have been a MAJOR daybreaker.
    As what Ice Cube and Chris Tucker said on Friday, this was the same reaction I had:

    But yet, it was a missed opportunity for Austin to really capitalize on breaking Roger Craig’s $77,000 right there.

    • freddie leonard | October 3, 2017 at 4:31 pm |

      A moral victory for Amy by actually having more than half of Austin’s total going into FJ.

  6. john blahuta | October 3, 2017 at 6:45 pm |

    and his average per game went from a little over 37K to almost 43K!! Austin is one heck of a player, not only intelligent but also well versed in so many fields!!! (knowledge and intelligence are 2 different things). This guy should OWN a chain of bars, but then maybe he is well off by himself and enjoys being a bartender. But then again, he has enough money by himself, rich parents, whatever…
    In any case: highest respects and again my hat off to him!!! I hope he’ll break every record on the J books!!

  7. Austin is the kind of guy you want on Jeopardy. Smart, daring, unpredictable, and quirky. If she would’ve won and he would’ve lost, that would’ve been a major shocker. Instead, we got a memorable moment out of it. I hope Austin keeps winning for the next few months. He’s super awesome to watch.

    • Rallan Thorn | October 3, 2017 at 9:27 pm |

      I agree. I hope Austin wins for a least the next four weeks. I also want him to continue entertaining us with his wild and crazy bets.

  8. I have no doubt that the ToC this year is going to be off the chain.

  9. Janice Skonord | October 3, 2017 at 9:39 pm |

    Austin is awesome! I keep expect him to say he isn’t really a bartender, but the president of Mensa. I could watch him all day. I want to know about his background. More Austin!

  10. The only thing more impressive than Austin’s range of knowledge is the confidence he has in his abilities. My statistical models indicate that if Austin keeps this up, Jeopardy! will be canceled due to lack of funds. You rock, Dude!

  11. Ryan Q Putz | October 5, 2017 at 1:18 am |

    So, clearly Austin is the contestant the teasers have been teasing us about… the question now is how far does this go? As much as I’d love to see him keep winning, if he does wind up missing the ToC, that’ll be a bit of a disappointment as there are some fun players* I’d love to see him go head to head with.

    But either way, I’m enjoying this run.

    Full disclosure: I went to college with two of them (Pranjal and Lilly) so I’m really looking forward to the ToC.

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