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Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Southern Colleges) for Thursday, November 24, 2022 (Season 39, Game 54):
To aid transport in poorer nations, in the 1920s grads of this college built makeshift buggies celebrated in their fight song
(correct response beneath the contestants)
Today’s Jeopardy! contestants:
|Tarun Narasimhan, a data scientist from San Francisco, California
|Megan Burr, a manager of film acquisitions originally from Guntersville, Alabama
|Cris Pannullo, a customer success operations manager from Ocean City, New Jersey (13-day total: $416,102)
Andy’s Pregame Thoughts:
Last night on the show, Cris Pannullo picked up victory #13; today he faces Megan Burr and Tarun Narasimhan in an attempt to win game #14. As I also said yesterday, there’s a good chance of widespread pre-emptions today and tomorrow due to alternative programming (generally football or the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade) airing on a number of stations instead of regular programming. Please check your local listings.
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Correct response: What is the Georgia Institute of Technology? (Better known as Georgia Tech)
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According to Georgia Tech’s website itself, “The words and music for Tech’s world-famous “Ramblin’ Wreck” fight song were inspired by an old folk ballad, “The Sons of the Gamboliers.” The name Ramblin’ Wreck gained widespread acceptance in the 1920s, when Tech graduates began building makeshift mechanical buggies to improve a poor transportation system in South America.” The Ramblin’ Wreck, which also serves as one of the school’s mascots, is a 1930 Ford Model A coupe.
(Categories: Character Actors; 20th Century Campaign Slogans; Revenge Lit; Near The Front Of The Dictionary; Car Accessories; It’s A Thanksgiving Miracle!)
Cris was the only player with a correct response before the opening break. To make matters worse for the challengers, he also found the Daily Double; the slightly early break was probably welcome for our two challengers. Coming out of the break, both Megan and Tarun got out of the hole, but Cris’ lead was nearly $15,000.
Statistics at the first break (14 clues):
Cris 11 correct 0 incorrect
Megan 0 correct 0 incorrect
Tarun 0 correct 2 incorrect
Statistics after the Jeopardy round:
Cris 19 correct 0 incorrect
Megan 4 correct 0 incorrect
Tarun 4 correct 2 incorrect
Double Jeopardy! Round:
(Categories: Historical Fiction; Simply Gorges; Biology; Stars Of Oscar’s Best Picture; Take The Fifth; Double-T Words)
Cris’s domination of today’s game continued as he picked up both Daily Doubles and another $14,000. The only question by the end of the game was “How high will Cris’s score go?” Going into Final, Cris had a staggering $46,600, to Megan’s $5,000 and Tarun’s $3,400.
Statistics after Double Jeopardy:
Cris 35 correct 1 incorrect
Megan 11 correct 2 incorrect
Tarun 8 correct 3 incorrect
Total number of unplayed clues this season: 12 (0 today).
Cris and Tarun got Final correct — Cris bet a staggering $25,221 and won today with a total of over $70,000! He’ll shoot for win #15 tomorrow!
Tonight’s Game Stats:
Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Here’s the Thursday, November 24, 2022 Jeopardy! by the numbers:
Scores going into Final:
Tarun $3,400 + $1,601 = $5,001 (What is Georgia Tech)
Megan $5,000 – $2,000 = $3,000 (What is Auburn?)
Cris $46,600 + $25,221 = $71,821 (What is Georgia Tech) (14-day total: $487,923)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 14 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) NEAR THE FRONT OF THE DICTIONARY $600 (clue #14)
Cris 8200 +5000 (Megan 0 Tarun -1600)
2) HISTORICAL FICTION $2000 (clue #8)
Cris 25400 +5000 (Megan 200 Tarun 600)
3) BIOLOGY $2000 (clue #19, $10400 left on board)
Cris 34000 +9000 (Megan 5400 Tarun 200)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 107
Clue Selection by Row, Before Daily Doubles Found:
Cris 4 5 5 5 4 5 3 4 5 3 4 4 3 3*
Cris 4 4 3 4 3 5 5* 4 4 2 2 3 5*
Megan 4 3 2 1
Tarun 3 3
Average Row of Clue Selection, Before Daily Doubles Found:
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 12 (0.22 per episode average), 0 Daily Doubles
Cris $32,200 Coryat, 35 correct, 1 incorrect, 54.39% in first on buzzer (31/57), 2/2 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
Tarun $3,400 Coryat, 8 correct, 3 incorrect, 19.30% in first on buzzer (11/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Megan $5,000 Coryat, 11 correct, 2 incorrect, 21.05% in first on buzzer (12/57), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $40,600
Lach Trash: $6,600 (on 6 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $6,800
Cris Pannullo, career statistics:
424 correct, 29 incorrect
25/26 on rebound attempts (on 59 rebound opportunities)
47.86% in first on buzzer (380/794)
30/33 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $109,700)
9/14 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $26,114
Megan Burr, career statistics:
11 correct, 3 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
21.05% in first on buzzer (12/57)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $5,000
Tarun Narasimhan, career statistics:
9 correct, 3 incorrect
0/0 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
19.30% in first on buzzer (11/57)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $3,400
Cris Pannullo, to win:
15 games: 92.127%
Avg. streak: 25.702 games.
Tarun studied at Oxford and went to the pub that Tolkien and C.S. Lewis frequented.
Megan has made at least 1–2 pies a month over the last four years.
Cris is an account manager.
- $71,821 is the 25th-best single-day total of all time, and the 5th-best not belonging to James Holzhauer.
- $487,923 is the 7th-best regular-play total of all time and the 14th best winnings total including tournaments.
- With 424, Cris moves into a tie for 13th with Austin Rogers in terms of the most number of correct responses on the show.
- $32,200 is tied for the 55th-best single-game Coryat score of all time.
- $16,200 is tied for the 16th-best known score after the Jeopardy! round.
- Today’s box score: November 24, 2022 Box Score.
Final Jeopardy! wagering suggestions:
(Scores: Cris $46,600 Megan $5,000 Tarun $3,400)
Cris: Bet up to $36,599 and enjoy win #14! (Actual bet: $25,221)
Megan: Standard cover bet over Tarun is $1,801. (Actual bet: $2,000)
Tarun: If Megan bets to cover you and is incorrect, she falls to $3,199. Limit your own bet to $199. (Actual bet: $1,601)
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