Jeopardy! National College Championship Game Recap – Friday, February 11, 2022 (Quarterfinal #8)


Here are today’s contestants for the Jeopardy! National College Championship for Friday, February 11, 2022 (Quarterfinal #8):


Today’s contestants:

Sarah Salisbury, a sophomore at University of Southern California
Sarah Salisbury on Jeopardy!
Max Niles, a senior at Brown University
Max Niles on Jeopardy!
Jaskaran Singh, a senior at University of Texas
Jaskaran Singh on Jeopardy!

This is currently a placeholder post which will be updated with Final Jeopardy! information and a game recap once it is known. Is this not the game you’re looking for? You can find today’s syndicated game recap here, and the recap for quarterfinal #7 here.


Andy’s Pregame Thoughts: In this second of two quarterfinals today, Texas’ Jaskaran Singh, Brown’s Max Niles and USC’s Sarah Salisbury compete. This match’s winner will be in semifinal #4 on February 18, against Joey Kornman and the winner of quarterfinal #12.

One very small thing to me that I’ve noticed (and this could be entirely coincidental): I very much appreciate that in every single one of the twelve quarterfinals, each player has a different starting letter to their name. It’s something that I only really notice because I use single letters in my game charts to represent each player, and it just makes it slightly easier for me to compile stats for every episode. But if it was deliberate, it is greatly appreciated by me. Thank you!


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Final Jeopardy! category: European Geography

This country, the largest in area entirely within Europe, borders the largest country in the world


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Correct response: What is Ukraine?


Looking to find out who won this Jeopardy! National College Championship match? Tonight’s results are below!

Scores going into Final:
Jaskaran $19,900
Sarah $9,000
Max $6,600


Tonight’s results:
Max $6,600 – $6,600 = $0 (What is Poland?)
Sarah $9,000 + $9,000 = $18,000 (What is Ukraine?)
Jaskaran $19,900 + $0 = $19,900 (What is Ukraine?) (1-day total: $19,900)


Jaskaran Singh, today's Jeopardy! National College Championship winner (for quarterfinal #8 on February 11, 2022).


Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Jaskaran $6,300
Sarah $3,000
Max -$400


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Daily Double locations:
1) U.S. CITIES $1000 (clue #5)
Jaskaran 2200 -1500 (Max 0 Sarah -1000)
2) PLAYS & PLAYWRIGHTS $1600 (clue #1)
Max -400 -1000 (Jaskaran 6300 Sarah 3000)
3) IN THEIR EXPERT OPINION $2000 (clue #16, $16400 left on board)
Jaskaran 13500 +2000 (Max 3000 Sarah 5000)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: -103


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


Game Stats:
Jaskaran $21,400 Coryat, 27 correct, 3 incorrect, 49.12% in first on buzzer (28/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Sarah $9,000 Coryat, 13 correct, 3 incorrect, 24.56% in first on buzzer (14/57), 1/2 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Max $7,600 Coryat, 9 correct, 2 incorrect, 17.54% in first on buzzer (10/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $38,000
Lach Trash: $9,600 (on 9 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $6,400

Jaskaran Singh, career statistics:
28 correct, 3 incorrect
0/0 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
49.12% in first on buzzer (28/57)
1/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $500)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $21,400

Max Niles, career statistics:
9 correct, 3 incorrect
0/0 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
17.54% in first on buzzer (10/57)
0/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$1,000)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $7,600

Sarah Salisbury, career statistics:
14 correct, 3 incorrect
1/2 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
24.56% in first on buzzer (14/57)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $9,000

Today’s interviews:
Sarah really enjoys getting creative with her paper titles.
Max helps run the largest student-run film festival in the world.
Jaskaran was a delivery driver during the pandemic.

Andy’s Thoughts:

  • I was very impressed with Sarah’s performance in TRIPLE RHYME TIME.
  • This tournament was taped back in November, but there was quite the timing on today’s Final Jeopardy, with the Russia–Ukraine news.

Link to the box score: Jeopardy National College Championship Episode 4 Box Score


Contestant photo credit: ABC/Casey Durkin

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7 Comments on "Jeopardy! National College Championship Game Recap – Friday, February 11, 2022 (Quarterfinal #8)"

  1. Why did Jaskaran make such a “conservative” bet in FJ? He could have gone Martian with a $1899 bet and still won.

    • If you know you have a runaway, and there’s no other difference, there’s no need to chance the math.

      • I’m just perplexed as to why Bialik would characterize his bet as being “conservative”. It seemed to be the right thing to do.

        • Michael Johnston | February 11, 2022 at 9:44 pm |

          Maybe she was just thinking in context of a regular game? In the Tournament your final score in this round doesn’t matter, just winning.

          • in THIS round of the tournament, winning is the only thing that matters. But in the semifinals of this format, it could matter, since only the top 3 of the 4 semifinal winners advance to the finals.

    • There was absolutely no reason for him to bet anything here in FJ. It was a lock game, and his actual final score doesn’t matter (as long as it was higher than the other 2 contestants) because in tournament play, the prize money amounts are fixed so betting more doesn’t earn him any more winnings.

  2. Michael Johnston | February 11, 2022 at 9:40 pm |

    Yeah, Geography is not my best category but I got this one.
    Jaskaran looks like like another potential finalist.

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