Jeopardy! National College Championship Game Recap – Wednesday, February 9, 2022 (Quarterfinal #3)


Here are today’s contestants for the Jeopardy! National College Championship for Wednesday, February 9, 2022 (Quarterfinal #3):


Today’s contestants:

Mehek Boparai, a senior at University of Pennsylvania
Mehek Boparai on Jeopardy!
Emmey Harris, a sophomore at University of Minnesota
Emmey Harris on Jeopardy!
Toussaint Pegues, a senior at Caltech
Toussaint Pegues on Jeopardy!

This is currently a placeholder post which will be updated with Final Jeopardy! information and a game recap once it is known. If this isn’t the game you’re looking for, you can find the recap to today’s syndicated game here, and the recap to today’s Quarterfinal #4 here.


Andy’s Pregame Thoughts: Today sees quarterfinals #3 and #4 for the Jeopardy! National College Championship. The overnight ratings for last night were better than some analysts expected, especially considering that tournament this is counter-programming for the Olympics. In this game, Toussaint (Caltech), Emmey (Minnesota), and Mehek (Penn) compete to become one of the 12 semifinalists.


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Final Jeopardy! category: USA

In 2012 these 2 neighboring states celebrated the centennial of their admission to the Union


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Correct response: What are Arizona and New Mexico?


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

Scores going into Final:
Emmey $21,000
Toussaint $5,000
Mehek $1,200


Tonight’s results:
Mehek $1,200 – $1 = $1,199 (What are Kentucky Hawaii ???)
Toussaint $5,000 – $4,999 = $1 (What are North and South Dakota)
Emmey $21,000 – $0 = $21,000 (What are Washington and Oregon?) (Semi-Finalist)


Emmey Harris, today's Jeopardy! National College Championship winner (for quarterfinal #3 on February 9, 2022).


Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Emmey $7,400
Toussaint $2,600
Mehek $2,200


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Daily Double locations:
1) WORLD GEOGRAPHY $1000 (clue #20)
Emmey 3600 +2000 (Toussaint 1000 Mehek 2000)
2) ON THE TRANSCRIPT… $2000 (clue #21)
Mehek 4600 -3000 (Toussaint 3400 Emmey 13000)
3) BUILDINGS $1600 (clue #29, $2000 left on board)
Emmey 19000 +2000 (Toussaint 5000 Mehek 1200)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 1


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


Game Stats:
Emmey $19,600 Coryat, 25 correct, 2 incorrect, 38.60% in first on buzzer (22/57), 3/3 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Mehek $4,200 Coryat, 9 correct, 3 incorrect, 19.30% in first on buzzer (11/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Toussaint $5,000 Coryat, 11 correct, 2 incorrect, 22.81% in first on buzzer (13/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $28,800
Lach Trash: $18,400 (on 14 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $6,800

Toussaint Pegues, career statistics:
11 correct, 3 incorrect
0/0 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
22.81% in first on buzzer (13/57)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $5,000

Emmey Harris, career statistics:
25 correct, 3 incorrect
3/3 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
38.60% in first on buzzer (22/57)
2/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $4,000)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $19,600

Mehek Boparai, career statistics:
9 correct, 4 incorrect
0/0 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
19.30% in first on buzzer (11/57)
0/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$3,000)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $4,200

Today’s interviews:
Mehek is the managing culture editor of the 34th Street Magazine at Penn.
Emmey toured Notre-Dame in Paris the day before it caught fire.
Toussaint comes from a family of mechanical and aerospace engineers.

Andy’s Thoughts:

  • I was disappointed that Toussaint seemed to have zero interest in finding Daily Doubles.

Link to the box score: Jeopardy National College Championship Episode 2 Box Score

Contestant photo credit: ABC/Casey Durkin

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6 Comments on "Jeopardy! National College Championship Game Recap – Wednesday, February 9, 2022 (Quarterfinal #3)"

  1. I was amused that the contestants avoided the sports category until they had no choice, and often did not ring in, well because they weren’t easy. The audience noise was telling.

    • Ditto, though I think I recall seeing something like this happen before in college tournaments.

      What amused me was the two contestants who each said something like that they had always wanted to say “true daily double” (or maybe “go all in”?) What amused me about it was that their “always wanted” would be for less than 20 years [probably more like 10 or 12 years], whereas for a usual Jeopardy! contestant it would be two, three, or four times that long.

  2. Funny how everyone knows the 49th and 50th states, but not so much the 47th and 48th.

    • Surprised that no one got it. I knew that Arizona was the 48th and then assuming that the other was New Mexico.

      • Michael Johnston | February 10, 2022 at 2:17 pm |

        I’d probably be more surprised IF I didn’t get it wrong also :p 7 in a row, now!
        Emmey looked strong in this game. Maybe she’ll make it to the finals?

      • I was kind of surprised that none got it, though I would also have not been surprised if they had all gotten it right. I did get it right, but not by KNOWING it, just an educated(?) guess based on thinking that prior to 1912 what [current] mainland state(s) would likely have not been deemed populated enough or valuable enough [natural resources, transportation routes, and such] — or just be undesirable [like “only desert”] — to be states.

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