Today’s Final Jeopardy – Friday, September 9, 2022

Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Agriculture) for Friday, September 9, 2022 (Season 38, Game 213):

Being brought to the U.S. by a ship docking at San Francisco in 1851 helped lead to it now being a major crop in the Midwest

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s Jeopardy! contestants:

Alicia O’Hare, a social worker from Long Beach, New York
Alicia O'Hare on Jeopardy!
Jen Alfonso-Punzalan, a school librarian from San Mateo, California
Jen Alfonso-Punzalan on Jeopardy!
Yungsheng Wang, a public defender from Los Angeles, California (2-day total: $47,801)
Yungsheng Wang on Jeopardy!

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Today’s game originally aired on July 6, 2022.

The final episode of Season 38’s encore presentations features Second Chance Tournament returning player Alicia O’Hare. You’ll see her again in October! Luigi de Guzman returns on Monday to defend his title from the end of last season.

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Correct response: What are soybeans?

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In early 1851, the U.S. merchant ship Aukland found a junk drifting helplessly 500 miles off the coast of Japan. Its occupants, 17 Japanese sailors, gave soybeans as a token of appreciation to Dr. Benjamin Franklin Edwards of Alton, Illinois, once the Aukland docked in San Francisco. From there, the seeds were distributed to farmers in the Midwest, where the plants were often used as animal feed; the soybeans flourished in the summer climate of the Midwest.

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Game Recap:

Jeopardy! Round:

(Categories: Geography; Movie Magic & Wizardry; Stock Symbols; We Recognize; The Representative From…; The State Of Denial)

It was Jen who got to the opening Daily Double; unfortunately, it brought her back to 0 after she was unable to come up with the correct response. Yungsheng and Alicia otherwise dominated proceedings before and after the break, respectively, with Yungsheng picking up 7 correct before the break and Alicia an astounding 9 after! Alicia held the lead today after 30 clues.

Statistics at the first break (15 clues):

Yungsheng 7 correct 0 incorrect
Alicia 4 correct 0 incorrect
Jen 2 correct 1 incorrect

Statistics after the Jeopardy round:

Alicia 13 correct 0 incorrect
Yungsheng 11 correct 0 incorrect
Jen 4 correct 1 incorrect

Double Jeopardy! Round:

(Categories: Historical Hodgepodge; Literary Doctors; Billboard No. 1 Lyrics; Examine The Science; In The Courtroom; “A” Before “E”)

Alicia continued her strong play in the first part of Double Jeopardy!, but came back to Yungsheng when she dropped $4,000 on her Daily Double. It was a very tight game between the Daily Doubles, with Yungsheng finally finding the last one on clue #25! Picking up $4,000 on the game’s last Daily Double gave Yungsheng a lead he wouldn’t relinquish—even though Alicia pulled to within $1,000 going into Final! Scores going into Final were Yungsheng at $19,200, Alicia at $18,200, and Jen at $3,000.

Statistics after Double Jeopardy:

Yungsheng 21 correct 1 incorrect
Alicia 25 correct 2 incorrect
Jen 9 correct 2 incorrect
Total number of unplayed clues this season: 83 (0 today).

Final was a triple-get today, which means Yungsheng is now a 3-day champion, winnings $84,202!

Tonight’s Game Stats:

Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Here’s the Friday, September 9, 2022 Jeopardy! by the numbers:

Scores going into Final:

Yungsheng $19,200
Alicia $18,200
Jen $3,000

Tonight’s results:

Jen $3,000 + $0 = $3,000 (What are soybeans?)
Alicia $18,200 + $6,200 = $24,400 (What is are soybeans?)
Yungsheng $19,200 + $17,201 = $36,401 (What is soybean?) (3-day total: $84,202)

Yungsheng Wang, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the September 9, 2022 game.)

Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:

Alicia $8,600
Yungsheng $6,400
Jen $600


Opening break taken after: 15 clues

Daily Double locations:

1) GEOGRAPHY $1000 (clue #11)
Jen 1000 -1000 (Yungsheng 2400 Alicia 1800)
2) LITERARY DOCTORS $2000 (clue #12)
Alicia 12600 -4000 (Yungsheng 8000 Jen 200)
3) HISTORICAL HODGEPODGE $1200 (clue #25, $6000 left on board)
Yungsheng 13600 +4000 (Jen 3000 Alicia 13800)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: -102

Unplayed clues:

J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 83 (0.39 per episode average), 0 Daily Doubles

Game Stats:

Yungsheng $16,400 Coryat, 21 correct, 1 incorrect, 35.09% in first on buzzer (20/57), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
Alicia $22,200 Coryat, 25 correct, 2 incorrect, 43.86% in first on buzzer (25/57), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
Jen $4,000 Coryat, 9 correct, 2 incorrect, 17.54% in first on buzzer (10/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $42,600
Lach Trash: $4,000 (on 3 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $7,400

Yungsheng Wang, career statistics:

64 correct, 8 incorrect
4/4 on rebound attempts (on 13 rebound opportunities)
36.26% in first on buzzer (62/171)
3/3 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $8,000)
3/3 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $14,267

Jen Alfonso-Punzalan, career statistics:

10 correct, 2 incorrect
0/0 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
17.54% in first on buzzer (10/57)
0/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$1,000)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $4,000

Alicia O’Hare, career statistics:

26 correct, 2 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
43.86% in first on buzzer (25/57)
0/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$4,000)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $22,200

Yungsheng Wang, to win:

4 games: 51.647%
5: 26.674%
6: 13.776%
7: 7.115%
8: 3.675%
Avg. streak: 4.068 games.

Today’s interviews:

Alicia has a unique lullaby that was written by her father.
Jen met her husband at a college bookstore.
Yungsheng was adopted by a dog.

Andy’s Thoughts:

Final Jeopardy! wagering suggestions:

(Scores: Yungsheng $19,200 Alicia $18,200 Jen $3,000)

Yungsheng: Standard cover bet over Alicia is $17,201. (Actual bet: $17,201)

Jen: If Yungsheng covers, he falls to $1,999. Bet no more than $1,000. (Actual bet: $0)

Alicia: Bet at least $2,001 (therefore covering against any of Yungsheng’s potential small bet range) and at most $12,199 (making sure you stay ahead of Jen). (Actual bet: $6,200)

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2 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – Friday, September 9, 2022"

  1. Michael Johnston | September 9, 2022 at 10:08 am |

    I lucked into this one from the port of entry hint.

    I liked Yungsheng. A strong player who might have made the cut for the ToC in an other season.

  2. Yungsheng’s expression of joy was fun to watch!

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