The win against the Golden Gophers proved the Nittany Lions have what it takes to beat ranked teams on the road.
Despite ultimately defeating the Wildcats in a blowout, the Nittany Lions were trapped in a shootout in the first half.
Penn State overcame a sluggish first half with 31 points and an interception in the second.
Potts was forced to come into the Nittany Lions' matchup with Northwestern after an injury put Allen on the sideline.
A 17-point third quarter powered Penn State to a 41-13 win over Northwestern.
Hamler joins the Colts after three years with the Denver Broncos.