Jeopardy! National College Championship Game Recap – Wednesday, February 16, 2022 (Quarterfinal #12)


Here are today’s contestants for the Jeopardy! National College Championship for Wednesday, February 16, 2022 (Quarterfinal #12):


Today’s contestants:

Megan Sullivan, a junior at University of Virginia
Megan Sullivan on Jeopardy!
Aniket Dehadrai, a senior at Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Aniket Dehadrai on Jeopardy!
Sam Blum, a senior at Vanderbilt University
Sam Blum 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 the recap for the February 16, 2022 syndicated game here, and the recap for quarterfinal #11 here.


Andy’s Pregame Thoughts: In the 12th and final quarterfinal, we have Virginia’s Megan Sullivan, MIT’s Aniket Dehadrai, and Vanderbilt’s Sam Blum. This match’s winner will take the final spot in semifinal #4 on Friday at 8:30 Eastern, against Brandeis’ Joey Kornman and Texas’ Jaskaran Singh.


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Final Jeopardy! category: Compound Words

The OED says this 9-letter word is literary & poetic, & it appears 11 times in an 1845 American poem, including as the last word


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Correct response: What is “Nevermore”? (from “The Raven” by Edgar Allan Poe)


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

Scores going into Final:
Megan $5,400
Aniket $4,200
Sam $2,000


Tonight’s results:
Sam $2,000 – $402 = $1,598 (What is beautiful?)
Aniket $4,200 + $0 = $4,200 (What is Nevermore?)
Megan $5,400 + $3,001 = $8,401 (What is nevermore) (Semi-Finalist)


Megan Sullivan, today's Jeopardy! National College Championship winner (for quarterfinal #12 on February 16, 2022).


Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Megan $5,000
Aniket $5,000
Sam $2,400


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Daily Double locations:
1) THROWING SERIOUS SHADE $800 (clue #11)
Aniket 800 -1000 (Sam 1200 Megan 2000)
2) EUROPEAN HISTORY $1600 (clue #9)
Aniket 9000 -4000 (Sam 2800 Megan 3000)
3) THE FUTURE’S NOT SO BRIGHT… $2000 (clue #19, $9600 left on board)
Aniket 10600 -2000 (Sam 1600 Megan 1000)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: -163


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


Game Stats:
Megan $5,400 Coryat, 18 correct, 5 incorrect, 36.84% in first on buzzer (21/57), 2/2 on rebound attempts (on 8 rebound opportunities)
Aniket $11,200 Coryat, 19 correct, 9 incorrect, 38.60% in first on buzzer (22/57), 3/3 on rebound attempts (on 7 rebound opportunities)
Sam $2,000 Coryat, 8 correct, 3 incorrect, 17.54% in first on buzzer (10/57), 0/1 on rebound attempts (on 11 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $18,600
Lach Trash: $14,200 (on 12 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $21,200

Sam Blum, career statistics:
8 correct, 4 incorrect
0/1 on rebound attempts (on 11 rebound opportunities)
17.54% in first on buzzer (10/57)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $2,000

Aniket Dehadrai, career statistics:
20 correct, 9 incorrect
3/3 on rebound attempts (on 7 rebound opportunities)
38.60% in first on buzzer (22/57)
0/3 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$7,000)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $11,200

Megan Sullivan, career statistics:
19 correct, 5 incorrect
2/2 on rebound attempts (on 8 rebound opportunities)
36.84% in first on buzzer (21/57)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $5,400

Today’s interviews:
Megan attempted to crash a secret society initiation.
Aniket had breakfast on the top of an active volcano in Bali.
Sam got to ask Alex Trebek a question at a taping.

Andy’s Thoughts:

  • The known record for most combined incorrect responses in a game is 28, set April 23, 1985 and tied April 26, 1985.

Link to the box score: Jeopardy National College Championship Episode 6 Box Score

Contestant photo credit: ABC/Casey Durkin

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6 Comments on "Jeopardy! National College Championship Game Recap – Wednesday, February 16, 2022 (Quarterfinal #12)"

  1. I thought I had it with “excelsior”, until I realized that is not a compound word.

  2. Michael Johnston | February 16, 2022 at 9:20 pm |

    Aww… and I had to memorize The Raven back in Jr. High School English🤦 I completely blanked on this:(

  3. What was with that Pliny/Shiny ruling? I thought Jeopardy rules were to accept mispronunciations as long as they were still clear and did not change the meaning of the word, especially if the mispronunciation was understandable if you only read the word. It baffles me that they didn’t accept it.

    • Michael Johnston | February 17, 2022 at 4:42 am |

      I think the proper pronunciation was needed for that category. Pliny and shiny look like they should rhyme, but don’t, so it’s incorrect to pronounce them like they do. Andy could say for sure.

  4. So the record for incorrect responses was set and tied in one week’s time and never beaten?? Wow! Poor Alex…

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