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Cozart throws 2 TD passes in fourth quarter, sending Kansas to 24-10 win over Central Michigan

  • Kansas running back De'Andre Mann (23) tries to get past Central Michigan defensive back Kavon Frazier (5) during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014, in Lawrence, Kan. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

    Kansas running back De'Andre Mann (23) tries to get past Central Michigan defensive back Kavon Frazier (5) during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014, in Lawrence, Kan. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)  (The Associated Press)

  • Central Michigan quarterback Cooper Rush (10) tries to get past Kansas linebacker Ben Heeney (31) during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014, in Lawrence, Kan. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

    Central Michigan quarterback Cooper Rush (10) tries to get past Kansas linebacker Ben Heeney (31) during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014, in Lawrence, Kan. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)  (The Associated Press)

  • Kansas wide receiver Tony Pierson (3) runs into the end zone to score a touchdown during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Central Michigan  Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014, in Lawrence, Kan. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

    Kansas wide receiver Tony Pierson (3) runs into the end zone to score a touchdown during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Central Michigan Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014, in Lawrence, Kan. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)  (The Associated Press)

Montell Cozart threw a 60-yard touchdown pass to Justin McCay to break a fourth-quarter tie, and Kansas pulled away for a 24-10 victory over Central Michigan on Saturday.

Tony Pierson ran 74 yards for a touchdown on the game's opening play, and Cozart added a 30-yard touchdown pass to Corey Avery with about 2 minutes remaining to seal the win.

Cozart finished with 226 yards passing for the Jayhawks (2-1), a big part coming on the toss to McCay with 13:23 remaining. The third-down throw was caught underneath the coverage, and McCay slipped the grasp of safety Dennis Nalor and scooted untouched the rest of the way.

Martez Walker had 56 yards rushing and a touchdown for the Chippewas (2-2), who were trying to start 2-0 on the road for the first time since 1985. They won at Purdue on Sept. 6.