Houston, TX (SportsNetwork. Cheap White Sox Jerseys .com) - If there was one thing Southern University failed to do this season, it was stop Alcorn States offense. Thats hard to do when Braves quarterback John Gibbs Jr. is on top of his game. The Houston native had 365 total yards and passed for three touchdowns as Alcorn State beat defending champion Southern, 38-24, in its first appearance in the Southwestern Athletic Conference Championship Game Saturday at NRG Stadium. Alcorn State (10-3) last won the SWAC title in 1994 before the conference staged a championship game. The Braves reached the 10-win mark for the first time since 1947. They had defeated Southern, 56-16, in a regular-season meeting. Southern (9-4) hadnt lost since that Sept. 27 matchup, winning seven straight games. But Gibbs was too good on a day he was named the SWAC co-offensive player of the year with Alabama State running back Malcolm Cyrus. Gibbs, a 6-foot-6 junior, completed 20-of-30 pass attempts for 232 yards with one interception. He also carried the ball 15 times for 133 yards. Southern overcame a 24-10 halftime deficit with two touchdowns in the first five minutes of the third quarter. But Alcorn State went back ahead 31-24 on Anthony Williams IIIs 4-yard run - his second touchdown - with 4:55 left in the quarter. Gibbs then threw a 51-yard touchdown to Brandon Vessell in the first minute of the fourth quarter, extending the Braves lead to 38-24. He threw a touchdown to Jordan Payne in the first quarter and then one to Billy Shed with three seconds left in the first half. Willie Quinn had an 86-yard punt return for a touchdown for Southern. Quarterback Austin Howard was 14-for-29 for 151 yards. Joe Crede Jersey . Pinch-hitter Tommy Medica singled in the go-ahead run in the eighth inning and the Padres beat the Seattle Mariners 2-1 in their first home game since Gwynn died of cancer Monday. Carlton Fisk Jersey . Nikolai Khabibulin was yanked in the second period, and the Ottawa Senators looked ready to put away a big road win. http://www.cheapwhitesoxjerseys.com/?tag=cheap-bo-jackson-jersey . Various media outlets, including the Detroit Free Press, indicate a deal is close, while USA Today cited an unidentified person directly involved with the negotiations as saying the pact is for two years.The Washington Nationals have signed relief pitcher Casey Janssen to a one-year, $5 million contract, according to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports. The deal includes a mutual option for the 2016 season with a buyout. The 33-year-old has spent his entire eight-year career with the Toronto Blue Jays. Originally the team’s fourth round pick in the 2004 draft, Janssen was converted from a starter to a reliever in the 2009 season. Last year, Janssen went 3-3 with a 3.94 ERA whille recording 25 saves. Jose Abreu Jersey. He has been the Blue Jays closer for the past three seasons but struggled in the second half of 2014, unofficially losing his role to Aaron Sanchez. It is not known what role Janssen will take in the Nationals bullpen. The team traded setup man Tyler Clippard to the Oakland Athletics earlier this off-season. Rafael Soriano was the teams Opening Day closer before losing the job to Drew Storen towards the end of the season. ' ' '