Jeopardy! National College Championship Game Recap – Friday, February 18, 2022 (Semifinal #3)


Here are today’s contestants for the Jeopardy! National College Championship for Friday, February 18, 2022 (Semifinal #3):


Today’s contestants:

Emmey Harris, a sophomore at University of Minnesota
Emmey Harris on Jeopardy!
Liz Feltner, a senior at Northeastern University
Liz Feltner on Jeopardy!
Kristin Donegan, a senior at Carnegie Mellon University
Kristin Donegan on Jeopardy!

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Andy’s Pregame Thoughts: Of the three players in semifinal #3, Emmey was the best on the buzzer (68%), Kristin had 45 attempts, and Liz was the only semifinalist to have 0 incorrect responses. This could make for a very interesting semifinal, especially if Liz isn’t incorrect again.

One other consideration: The bubble spot for the finals is $18,801. Of course, our players have been sequestered—they don’t know what it’ll take to qualify for the finals. All told, I’m very much looking forward to this game!


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Final Jeopardy! category: Historic Structures

In 1100 the Bishop of Durham became the first prisoner here &, after plying his guards with wine, became the first to escape


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Correct response: What is the Tower of London?


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

Scores going into Final:
Kristin $11,000
Liz $11,000
Emmey $10,800


Tonight’s results:
Emmey $10,800 + $10,800 = $21,600 (What is the Tower of London?)
Liz $11,000 + $11,000 = $22,000 (What is the Tower of London?) (Winner)
Kristin $11,000 + $11,000 = $22,000 (What is the Tower of London?)

Tiebreaker round category: The Fine Arts

Tiebreaker round clue: A 1920s trip to France inspired him to compose “An American in Paris”

(Liz: Who is Gershwin?) [George Gershwin]

Semifinal standings:
1. Liz Feltner, $22,000, 100% to advance
2. Raymond Goslow, $20,799, 100% to advance
3. Isaac Applebaum, $18,801, 29.028% to advance


Liz Feltner today's Jeopardy! National College Championship winner (for semifinal #3 on February 18 2022).


Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Emmey $3,600
Liz $3,000
Kristin $800


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Daily Double locations:
1) DON’T BE SO THIRSTY $800 (clue #14)
Kristin -200 -1000 (Liz 2400 Emmey 2000)
2) CHEMISTRY GLOSSARY $1600 (clue #2)
Kristin 2800 +2800 (Liz 3000 Emmey 3600)
3) 20th CENTURY BOOKS $800 (clue #21, $11200 left on board)
Kristin 13600 -3000 (Liz 5800 Emmey 6800)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: -22


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


Game Stats:
Liz $11,000 Coryat, 13 correct, 2 incorrect, 22.81% in first on buzzer (13/57), 2/2 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
Kristin $13,800 Coryat, 19 correct, 5 incorrect, 31.58% in first on buzzer (18/57), 2/3 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
Emmey $10,800 Coryat, 14 correct, 4 incorrect, 29.82% in first on buzzer (17/57), 0/1 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $35,600
Lach Trash: $11,800 (on 12 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $6,600

Kristin Donegan, career statistics:
41 correct, 9 incorrect
6/8 on rebound attempts (on 16 rebound opportunities)
30.70% in first on buzzer (35/114)
2/5 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$800)
1/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $14,600

Liz Feltner, career statistics:
26 correct, 2 incorrect
2/2 on rebound attempts (on 11 rebound opportunities)
21.05% in first on buzzer (24/114)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
2/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $9,700

Emmey Harris, career statistics:
40 correct, 7 incorrect
3/4 on rebound attempts (on 8 rebound opportunities)
34.21% in first on buzzer (39/114)
2/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $4,000)
1/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $15,200

Today’s interviews:
Emmey learned English country dancing in high school.
Liz holds 4 or 5 different leadership roles at Northeastern.
Kristin is part of the CMU Global Medical Brigades.

Andy’s Thoughts:

  • I think it was a bit of a mistake of Emmey not to at least hold back $1, just in case—there’s a nonzero chance of another semifinal zeroing out with this format, and even if you don’t make the final, 4th place is worth an extra $15,000 compared to losing in the semifinals.

Link to the box score: Jeopardy National College Championship Episode 8 Box Score

Contestant photo credit: ABC/Casey Durkin

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15 Comments on "Jeopardy! National College Championship Game Recap – Friday, February 18, 2022 (Semifinal #3)"

  1. Think jeopardy should have made it the top 3 scores from all 4 games, not just the top winners scores. It’s one thing if it’s 3 winners, 3 finalists, but since you’re already eliminating one winner, why not open up the finals to all the players.

    • Well, at least by taking only the winners, it controls for any unequal toughness in the FJs. I think the Semifinal #3 FJ was by far the easiest. Further proof is that it’s the only one all three contestants got. All three in this one would have advanced if only the top 4 scores made it, and that’s not really fair when others had much harder FJs.

  2. Classic example of why you don’t go for the top clue in a category late in a round with a DD still out. Emmey did. Had she started with the $800 clue in the same category, she would have gotten the DD. If she had then responded correctly, she might have been leading going into FJ.

  3. Debbie Stover | February 18, 2022 at 9:02 pm |

    What a tough way to lose in such a high-stakes game — a tiebreaker.

    • Yes, but what a great game otherwise. Loved how competitive it was.

    • Indeed. I would like to see Kristin get an invite to the 2nd Chance tournament along with Isaac. Her score was higher than his and would have qualified for a finalist spot.

      • According to J! producer Michael Davies:
        “I am happy to announce that we will invite the fourth place finisher back for our postseason Second Chance Tournament that will precede, and feed, at least one player into the Tournament of Champions.”
        (I’d link the article from the J! website, but I don’t know if linking is kosher here)

  4. Amazing to have all 3 scores within $200 of each other. If only Emmey had known about Monday Night Football it might have been a 3-way tie!

    • That clue being a triple-stumper was a facepalm moment for me, considering the MNF acronym was in the background of the video clip

      • RIGHT! (But often a wall like that behind people speaking is actually displaying multiple logos of a single SPONSOR, so it might not have even occurred to them it might be related. And, immediately realizing it was Monday Night Football [despite my despising football], I looked hard at the wall and I don’t believe any MNFs were totally exposed, so they would have had to piece together the exposed beginnings and ends [just to get an ADDITIONAL clue] during the short time they were thinking “what might I know about what they are saying?”

  5. Has anyone else noticed a lot of repetition of themes or responses between the main show and the college show? For instance, the Tower of London came up as a response twice in recent games. I don’t think that’s the only example.

  6. Michael Johnston | February 19, 2022 at 12:05 pm |

    I do not mind the easy ones. Tower of London was my only correct FJ Friday 🙁

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