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L.A.'s last bowl? 1961 Mercy Bowl

Game was played as benefit to honor the Cal Poly football team killed in plane crash

Updated: January 7, 2012, 1:00 PM ET
By Arash Markazi | ESPNLosAngeles.com

There are 57 bronze plaques mounted throughout the arches on the peristyle end of the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Most of the names and faces of the athletes, coaches and presidents in the "Court of Honor" are easily recognizable from a distance and need no explanation for their inclusion.

Underneath the center arch, below the Olympic torch and gold-leafed painting, rests a bronze plaque that despite its prominent placement and unique design -- a fallen plane in the background of 11 ...

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