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Michael Cummings helps Jayhawks roll through Iowa State, 34-14, in battle for Big 12 basement

  • Kansas celebrates a touchdown by tight end Jimmay Mundine (41) during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Iowa State in Lawrence, Kan., Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

    Kansas celebrates a touchdown by tight end Jimmay Mundine (41) during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Iowa State in Lawrence, Kan., Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)  (The Associated Press)

  • Kansas quarterback Michael Cummings (14) passes to a teammate during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Iowa State in Lawrence, Kan., Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

    Kansas quarterback Michael Cummings (14) passes to a teammate during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Iowa State in Lawrence, Kan., Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)  (The Associated Press)

  • Iowa State head coach Paul Rhoads, right, has words with line judge Frank LeBlanc, left, during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Kansas in Lawrence, Kan., Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

    Iowa State head coach Paul Rhoads, right, has words with line judge Frank LeBlanc, left, during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Kansas in Lawrence, Kan., Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)  (The Associated Press)

Michael Cummings threw for 278 yards and accounted for two touchdowns, Corey Avery ran for 103 yards and another score, and Kansas beat up Iowa State 34-14 on Saturday for just its second Big 12 win in the past four years.

Tony Pierson added 101 yards rushing and a touchdown, and Nigel King had 101 yards receiving as the Jayhawks (3-6, 1-5) raced out to a 24-0 lead in the battle for the basement.

Iowa State put together a pair of touchdown drives to make the game interesting, but the Jayhawks answered with inspired play by their defense and just enough offense.

The victory ended the Jayhawks' four-game losing streak to Iowa State (2-7, 0-6), and may go a long way toward helping interim coach Clint Bowen earn the full-time job. He's already matched the number of Big 12 wins that Charlie Weis and Turner Gill managed during their brief tenures.