ATLANTA, GA – SEPTEMBER 22: Head Coach Dabo Swinney of the Clemson Tigers calls a play against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets on September 22, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)ESPN sideline reporter Tom Rinaldi revealed in the third quarter what Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney told his Tigers’ players at halftime of the College Football Playoff national title game against Alabama.Clearly, it’s working.Rinaldi said that Swinney told his players that stopping the running game in the second half was going to be key. He also wanted his players to go into the third quarter thinking the game was tied.“We need to stop the run, that will be the key,” Swinney told his players “Most importantly, the score is 0-0.””There’s nothing less important than the score at halftime.”– Dabo Swinney#ALLIN for the second half. pic.twitter.com/6sdxsh123J— Clemson Football (@ClemsonFB) January 8, 2019Clemson’s players took that message and ran with it to start the second half.The Tigers have expanded on their halftime lead and are now up, 37-16, on No. 1 Alabama in the third quarter.The game is on ESPN.