Eastern Kentucky head coach Walt Wells suffered a cardiac episode in late August, before returning to coach the Colonels in their third game of the season.
Tickets are now on sale for the 2022 Capital One Orange Bowl. The game kicks off at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla. on Friday, December 30 at either 7:30 or 8 p.m. ET. The exact kickoff time will be announced on a later date.
Penix, a fifth-year junior, has established himself as an early season Heisman Trophy candidate after suffering season-ending injuries in each of his previous four campaigns.