Fresno State's Tim DeRuyter is shown while coaching against San Diego State during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Fresno, Calif., Friday, Oct. 14, 2016. (AP Photo/Gary Kazanjian)
Gary Kazanjian
October 23, 2016

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) Fresno State has fired coach Tim DeRuyter after the Bulldogs dropped to 1-7 in his fifth season.

Athletic director Jim Bartko announced the move Sunday, saying the results of late have not been up to the school's standards. Offensive coordinator Eric Kiesau has been named the interim head coach.

DeRuyter is 30-30 at Fresno State, but he went 20-6 his first two seasons and won two Mountain West titles with Derek Carr at quarterback. The Bulldogs won a total of nine games the next two seasons and lost Saturday 38-20 at Utah State.

DeRuyter has two years left on a five-year contract that was worth $7.5 million.

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