A team from The University of Warwick battled it out with Emmanuel College Cambridge last night on University Challenge.
Sophie Hobbs, Sophie Rudd, Giles Hutchings and Thomas Van, from the Warwick University Quiz Society, lost the tie 90 points to 200, but will get the chance to compete again.
Warwick will have to win their next two matches to progress to the semi-finals.
The Warwick team has a good spread of knowledge with team members studying History, French, Maths and Computer Science.
The university last won the prestigious quiz competition in 2007.